Climate Change Persuasive Essay
Review the rough draft you submitted in Week 3, the Self-Assessment Worksheet and revision notes you completed in Week 4. Use these documents to guide the edits you make as you finalize your paper.
Review the checklist below to ensure that you have included all necessary items in your final paper.
- Does the introduction make the paper’s topic clear?
- Does the introduction get the reader’s attention? Have I used a hook or other attention-getting device to lead the reader into my argument?
- Is the thesis statement—the main point of the essay—clearly recognizable in the introductory paragraph?
- Does the thesis statement express a clear point of view on the argument and indicate the reasons for the point of view?
- Is there at least one body paragraph that expands and discusses each reason mentioned in the thesis statement?
- Does each body paragraph contain a clear topic sentence that expresses the main idea of that paragraph?
- Does each body paragraph include paraphrased and cited evidence that supports the main idea of that paragraph? Have I made sure not to rely on direct quotations?
- Do the paragraphs move smoothly from one topic to the next and use transitional phrases?
- Is there a conclusion paragraph that summarizes the discussion and may call the reader to action?
- Does the paper incorporate 3 research sources, at least one of which is peer-reviewed?
- Have I provided a citation each time I have used a paraphrase or quotation from the research?
- Does each citation within the paper correspond to a reference on the References page at the end of the paper?
- Does the paper meet the word requirement of 500 to 750 words?
- Is the argument accurate, objective, and non-biased? Does it use persuasive or rhetorical technique (ethos, pathos, and/or logos or other organizational means) to relay the information in the argument?
- Have I used a grammar tool from the Center for Writing Excellence to edit this work?