In writing your evaluation essay, you will choose a “text” that you can spend some time with, get to know, and think deeply and critically about. Your evaluation will offer thought-out commentary and criticism. You will develop an evaluative thesis about your “text” that moves beyond liking or disliking.
You will then develop claims and support for your thesis about this “text.”
The word “text” has been in quotation marks because you will have some
freedom about what to evaluate.
The key is that your text be small enough to discuss in a four-page paper. That is, a TV show is TOO LONG to write about in a paper this size, as is a novel, a movie or an album.
A song, a poem, a painting, an advertisement, even a product can be the RIGHT size for this evaluation essay. ( An asian text is better)
This paper should have a rather narrow focus. You want to choose the most important details to evaluate.
Find a relevant cultural text for analysis. Then, understand and think
critically about this text.
Read rhetorically, paying attention to strategies of persuasion, the
purposes of an author or creator, and the effect of a text on an
audience. Analyze texts in order to better compose your own.
Integrate other voices into your writing—through summary, paraphrase
and quotation. Use citations properly.
Revise your evaluation so that it is clear, well-organized, and polished