An evaluation essay is usually aimed at examination and analysis of a subject or an object to form an idea about them; it supports a critical judgment or appraisal on a subject in-order to make the final decision known.
Firstly, the writer must identify the subject they are going to evaluate; it should be a topic evaluable from numerous angles. It is important for the writer to choose a topic which they have interest in, this ensures that they have the enthusiasm to tackle it efficiently and give it their best. The topic should not be broad and if so, it should be narrowed down to a small subject into which the writer is comfortable with.
Searching for information about the subject the writer has chosen to write on is mandatory to ensure that the writer's claims and arguments are supported by concrete evidence. In-case the writer is evaluating a movie, they should first watch it to have the basis on which to place their argument. The writer has to source for relevant information from the Internet, from libraries or from interviewing professionals knowledgeable on the subject the writer is covering.
After gathering enough information, the writer sets down to write the evaluation paper. It should start with a a catchy introduction with the aim of gluing the reader to the content. It also helps give the reader a brief background of the subject the writer is discussing. A thesis statement should also be introduced at the end of the intro; a one line statement to which the whole content revolves around. A thesis statement helps the reader stick to the subject of the content they are offering.
When writing an evaluation paper, it is important for the writer to touch on both sides of the issue;
the writer has to give room to opposing viewpoints on the same issue and show with evidence how the others' view points are wrong. It is important to convince the reader by using viable examples and credible quoted references; the writer must show how their opinion is the best by use of a convincing argument.
The writer must be reasonable in judgment to avoid the reader questioning the credibility of the content; examples used should be viable and sources of information must be justifiable, with updated information. They should remain unbiased all through the paper; one should not try to influence the reader to go by his/her views, instead, the readers should be left to make their own judgments from the writer's evaluation.
Paragraphs used in the content should be of the right length, and they should present one idea at a time; ideas should fall logically from one to the other in the order of importance. The writer must make sure ideas blend well with a smooth transition and they should be clearly depicted in the paragraphs. Sentences used must be well constructed and of the right length, very long sentences prove hard for the reader to follow, especially if they communicate too little.
Proofreading must be done after completion of the paper,to remove any mechanical errors, for instance, poor sentence construction, spelling mistakes, poor punctuations etc. Proofreading is also done to ensure that arguments are clear and well presented, and are well supported by evidence throughout the paper. It is important for the writer to seek the assistance of another person to proofread for them before submitting the final content