Essay Guide

Excellent Essays:

  • Make a clear and convincing argument (move beyond just a summary of the material)
  • Provide an overarching structure and strong organization
  • Make clear and effective linkages among the appropriate materials
  • Convey a sophisticated understanding of the concepts and material
  • Are complete in answering the question
  • Display strong and clear writing
  • Reference appropriate sources
  • Provide empirical examples/illustrations to support the argument
  • Provide a clear discussion of terms
  • Anticipate counter arguments
  • Convey a nuanced understanding of the material