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Checklist for a Classification Essay

 
 

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Are the categories in the best order?

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Is your essay aimed at a specific audience?

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What structural elements hold the essay together?

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Does your evidence support your thesis?

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What is your purpose in writing about this subject?

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Can any aspects of your essay be excluded?

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Is the thesis statement clear in the introductory paragraph?

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Does each supporting paragraph back up your thesis?

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Is each paragraph a necessary part of the essay?

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Are there at least two supporting points for your thesis?

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Is there enough specific supporting evidence for each of your points?

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Is there a clear method of organization?

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Have you conveyed your purpose clearly to the audience?