. Argumentative Thesis Statement ?
Have you included a thesis in your introduction that takes a clear, specific position on one side of a debatable issue?
. Argument Development ? Are all of the details relevant to the purpose of your essay? Is the argument
supported using rhetorical appeals and source material?
Is your essay 6-8 pages (approximately 1500-2000 words, not including your references or reflection question responses)? If not, which details do you need to add or remove?
Have you cited outside sources effectively using quotation, summary, or paraphrase techniques?
Are the sources incorporated smoothly, providing the reader with signal phrases and context for the source information?
Have you referenced a range of at least 7 credible sources?
Have you properly cited your sources according to APA style guidelines?
Have you included an APA style reference page below your essay?