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Writing TipsWRITING TIPS
Checklist for an Illustrative Essay

 
 

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Is the purpose of the paper made clear in the introductory paragraph?

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Are specific and relevant examples used for support?

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Are transitions used effectively but not overused?

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Is the paper written for a clear audience?

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Are all sentences grammatically correct?

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Is the punctuation and spelling correct?

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The purpose of the illustrative essay is to explain or inform. Is your thesis statement interesting? Does it catch the reader’s attention?

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The purpose of the illustrative essay is to explain or inform. Is your thesis statement interesting? Does it catch the reader’s attention?

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Have you been selective in choosing the most significant, interesting, and insightful points to support your thesis?

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Is your essay coherent and smooth?