English 211 Mid-Term Paper Evaluation ________________________
1) CRITICAL INSIGHT Does the paper contain a sufficiently important insight regarding the work(s) it discusses? Click here for a brief discussion of this crucial concept.
EVIDENCE Does the paper support its insight with appropriate primary
source evidence of sufficient quality and quantity?
If secondary sources are used, are they of sufficient
quality, quantity, and currency, and are they properly acknowledged?
Are quotations and paraphrase from all sources smoothly
integrated into the argument and documented?
Does the paper's thesis clearly control the argument with enough abstract
reasoning to grasp significant and debatable understandings, and with enough
focus to avoid wandering generalizations?
INTRODUCTION, PARAGRAPH TRANSITION, AND CONCLUSION
Does the paper's title clearly reveal the topic and
indicate significant elements of the thesis?
Does the introduction clearly introduce the thesis,
keywords, and topic order?
Do paragraph transitions clearly explain the topic order
and link to the thesis?
Does the conclusion take advantage of the thesis'
consequences for the work's significance?
5) PROSE AND DOCUMENTATION STYLES Does the paper follow the conventions of accurate academic word use, grammatical sentence construction, and coherent paragraph construction? Does it follow MLA citation style?