PLANNING TEMPLATE FOR AN EVALUATION ESSAY
These templates will help you build an evaluation essay. It follows the organization of an evaluationessay, but you don’t have to use it in that order
. The important thing is to capture your ideas as theyoccur to you.
Position Statement: Bottom-line Judgment
State your overall evaluation, the most significant positive and negative factors, and any qualifications.Be brief! The statement can be revised as you work. (Note: You can’t start work on the positivestatement until you have some confidence in your bottom-line judgment.)
Overall evaluation:Summary of major positive/negative factors:Summary of any qualifications:
State the evaluation criteria. They should be relevant, broad rather thannarrow, and as few as possible. Specific ways to measure the criteria may be needed. Note them in thesecond column.
CriteriaHow to measure them