In the “additional materials” section, I attached a copy of the last essay I wrote for this class so you can see my writing style. It is called “Why The Second Amendment Needs To Be Repealed”.
For this paper, I need a research essay, about five pages with approximately five sources. The sources can be from online articles but they must be reputable – not wikipedia and such. The essay should state my opinion (that organic foods are healthier than non-organic foods) and back up this claim with supporting evidence using research. This is an English class that focuses on writing clear and well organized essays
Below is my thesis sentence, some topic questions that can be answered in the essay and the professor’s criteria for evaluating the essay.
Organic foods are healthier than non-organic foods.
Topic questions than can be answered in essay …
1. What illnesses can be prevented by eating organic food (cancer, etc.)?
2. What are some health risks of consuming pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, etc. of non-organic foods?
3. Is it worth the extra cost?
4. Why does organic food cost more?
5. Is organic eating becoming more popular and will that help reduce the cost?
Essay Evaluation Criteria…
Is there a thesis sentence with a topic and an angle?
Do all of the topic sentences stick to the main idea that you have analyzed in the thesis?
Does the essay have a clear introduction-body-conclusion order?
Are the ideas in the body arranged in an order appropriate to the thesis, if the thesis indicates an order?
Are the ideas in the essay arranged in a recognizable order appropriate to their content (complexity, time, order of importance)?
When moving from one main idea to the next in the essay’s body, are the moves marked with transitions that show how the new idea relates to the preceding idea?
Are all of the examples and explanations relevant to the thesis and topic sentence ideas?
Is there enough support—are there enough ideas, examples, illustrations—to support the thesis fully?
Are there “enough” specifics and details to fully explain each main or topic sentence idea?
Are the examples and explanations specific and concrete enough so that the reader can understand them and relate them to real-world experience?
Is the language grammatically correct; does it follow accepted grammatical conventions so that a reader can understand it?
Is the language appropriate in style for the writing’s purpose, audience, and context? (e.g., not too formal, too informal, too technical, or too wordy?)
Is the essay written in the writer’s own voice so that the language is “comfortable,” clear, and interesting to both the writer and the reader?
In research essays, is information documented as needed?
Is the documentation format correct? (MLA format for this course)
Has the essay been proofread and is it free of distracting typos and errors?