An evaluation essay examines and rates the work of others, for instance movies, books, artistic works etc. Evaluation can also be used to monitor the performance of employees or students. An evaluation essay is aimed at presenting a point of view, backed up with evidence and examples.
The first step into writing an evaluation essay is to choose the object in which one is to evaluate. The writer has to conduct a thorough research about the object they have chosen, by carrying out a thorough literature review of the object, for instance if one has chosen to evaluate a movie, they must know the main purpose why the movie was produced. The subject in question should be presented clearly and simply to make sure the reader understands early enough.
The writer should then develop a clear thesis statement about the subject they are tackling. This is a single line statement to which the whole evaluation essay is hinged to. A clear thesis helps determine the stand of the writer about the topic, and it also states the focus of the essay and helps the reader to understand what to expect from the content.
An introduction to any evaluation essay is necessary to give a clear background on the subject the writer tackles. An intro should be clear to state the opinion of the writer about the subject they are writing on. Intros should be catchy to hook and glue the reader into reading the content the writer offers.
Opinions on the subject in question must be supported with solid evidence, by quoting or giving examples to justify their accuracy. Opposing view points should not be ignored, instead, the writer should use their knowledge and reasoning to show the gaps they have which make them wrong. Evidence must be used to give credible arguments as to why these viewpoints must be discarded. The arguments provided must be strong to refute the reader's views.
Writers should adopt an unbiased tone to put their points across, however they should make their point of view seen by the reader. The tone of the argument should not be dictatorial. A reader who feels that the writer is too dictatorial in presenting opinions will not read through that particular content.
All arguments in any evaluation essay must fall logically so that the reader follows them easily. They should be presented in order of importance from the most important to the least important. Sentences used to present the writer's argument must be of the right length. The writer has to avoid very long sentences which are be hard for the reader to follow and comprehend.
Paragraphs used should tackle an idea at a time, with the ideas strongly backed up by evidence. Ideas in these paragraphs must have a smooth transition form one idea to the other. Paragraphs should also be of the right length whereby the reader can follow them without getting lost; readers should not dig too deep in-order to extract the information they are in search of.
The conclusion should be a brief overview of the whole content and it should revisit the main points of the essay. The writer has to read through the content to make sure that it is free from mistakes and that all information provided is credible and justifiable.