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ENG 101 Composition

An Evaluative Review

A Evaluative Review

You are required to review a new product or some other tangible thing that can be purchased or acquired. It must be something that has value.

Paper preparation : 

  • Compose a 3 - page paper including a works cited page that serves as an evaluative review  of a new  product , service  or some other tangible  thing that can be purchased or acquired.
  • Follow the MLA guidelines for all formatting and citation parameters.- Click on Citing Sources with MLA.

Suggested Evaluation Criteria

The overall objective of an evaluation essay is to provide validation for the quality  ( or lack thereof) concerning  a particular specific item, product, business, service, program, book, video game, movie etc. 

Once you have chosen your topic you will need to provide a critical judgement based on a series of criteria.  It is best to choose a topic that you know well or one that  you will be able to research.   

Below are some example of evaluation criteria  to get you thinking:

A product
- Ease of Use
-Ability to get the job done
-Cost 

Here is a more extensive list . 

Evaluation Of Art And Literature

  • Evaluate a Novel. Recommended evaluation criteria: plot complexity; moral or social value of the message; character development; relevance to modern life
  • Evaluate a Play. Recommended evaluation criteria: plot complexity; quality of acting; moral or social value of the message; character development; relevance to modern life
  • Evaluate a Film. Recommended evaluation criteria: plot complexity; quality of acting; moral or social value of the message; character development; relevance to modern life

Evaluation Of A Product Or Service

  • Evaluate a Car. Recommended evaluation criteria: fuel efficiency; value for money; build quality; likelihood to break down; comfort.

Adapted from  7 Steps For How To Write An Evaluation Essay (Example & Template) https://helpfulprofessor.com/evaluation-essay-template/

Useful Websites

In addition to searching our databases, here and some webpages you could search to find reviews and product information.

Business Databases

Where to find a photo

These internet collections usually have readily available information for attribution or citation. Hover-over or click the image to find the photographer’s name, the date, the image was created, and other citation details.