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    • EvaluationENG 111, College Composition I
    • Evaluation• A value judgment about a person, place, event, thing• Supported by clear standards and specific evidence• Persuades others to accept your judgment• Standards = criteria for the evaluation• Evidence = description, statistics, testimony, examples, personal experience
    • Techniques for Evaluating• Assess the rhetorical situation.• State an overall claim about the subject.• Give basic information—who, what, when, where, why.• Clarify the criteria.• State a judgment for each criteria, both positive and negative.• Support each judgment with evidence.
    • Key Features of Evaluation• A concise description of the subject.• Clearly defined criteria.• A knowledgeable discussion of thesubject.• A balanced and fair assessment.• Well-supported reasons.
    • Types of Evaluations• Evaluating Commercial Products or Services Toyota Prius – Shakespeare Ugly Stick – Verizon Wireless• Evaluating Works of Art- The Flower Carrier by Diego Rivera• Evaluating Performances – The Lord of the Rings trilogy• Compare and Contrast two topics – Toyota Prius vs. Honda Civic Hybrid
    • Guidelines for Writing an Evaluation• Choose something to evaluate.• Consider the rhetorical situation. – Purpose – Audience – Stance – Media/ Design
    • Guidelines Continued• Generate ideas and text.• – Explore what you already know.• – Find at least three sources that evaluate your topic (See External Links).• – Identify criteria.• – Use evidence, such as description, statistics, expert opinion, testimony, examples, and personal experience to evaluate the criteria.• – Make judgments about the criteria and about the topic overall.• – Anticipate other opinions.• – Identify and support your reasons.
    • Shaping Your Evaluation• Pick a genre: – Analysis by Criteria Introduction Criterion #1/Judgment + Evidence Criterion #2/Judgment +Evidence Criterion #3/Judgment + Evidence Conclusion
    • Shaping Your Evaluation• Pick a genre: – Block Comparison and Contrast Introduction Topic #1 Criteria and Judgments + Evidence Topic #2 Criteria and Judgments + Evidence Conclusion
    • Shaping Your Evaluation• Pick a genre: – Alternating Comparison and Contrast Introduction Criterion #1/Judgment + Evidence Topic #1 Topic #2 Criterion #2/Judgment + Evidence Topic #1 Topic #2 Conclusion
    • Shaping Your Evaluation• Pick a genre: – Causal Analysis Introduction Criterion #1/Judgment Effect + Evidence Criterion #2/Judgment Effect + Evidence Conclusion
    • Shaping the Evaluation• Catchy Title• Introduction—provides background information, description, overall claim or thesis.• Conclusion—reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the topic, makes the overall claim, or advises the reader.
    • Citing Sources• Mention sources in the text.• List sources at the end under References.• Follow the APA format on the APA tutorial or in the text.• NOTE: At least three outside sources are required.
    • Example of References ReferencesMeer, J. (1987, July). Date rape: Familiar strangers. Psychology Today . Retrieved from www.phychologytoday/daterape/ meer. (Use double-spacing and hanging indent)
    • Example of Internal Citation“This is a direct quote” (Meer, 1987, p.32).This is a paraphrase (Meer, 1987).(Use the author’s last name or the shortened version of the title; use a comma and p. for one page, pp. for more than one. The end punctuation goes after the citation.)
    • Revising• Before posting your paper: – Gain some distance and objectivity. – Look at the Guidelines for Revision.• Post the paper in Writing Partner’s Group.• After completing the group forum: – Read the suggestions from other group members. – Make the necessary changes. – Send the second draft to the instructor.