Format for your evaluation paper
Your paper must be in MLA format.
It should be at least four pages long plus a Works Cited page.
The writing should be in Standard American English, well-structured, easy to follow, free from personal references and unnecessary wordiness.
Your introduction should
Present the subject of your evaluation: “The 1962 movie ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’”
Present your evaluation claim and your criteria.
Classic movie enthusiasts
Persuade your audience to see the value (or lack of value) of the movie.
Each body paragraph should
State a criterion and defend it is necessary
Show that X meets or does not meet the criterion
Treatment of alternative or opposing views
Summarize objections to your criteria or your match
Respond to these objections
Each reference to a source should
Introduce the source using an attributive tag (According to….)
Quote or summarize the important information from the source
Explain the significance of the information from the source
Include a correct MLA in-text citation, which is also referenced in the final
Works Cited page
Your conclusion should
Sum up your evaluation
A final note
This paper is not about you. It is about the issue (the movie). Therefore, the following words and phrases do not belong in your essay: I, me, myself, we, us, in my opinion, I think, I believe. Your paper is also not about your reader, and you do not know your reader personally; therefore, the following words do not belong in your essay either: you, your, you’re, yourself.