The Future

Lux Aeterna – Soundtrack for exercise

Lets take a few minutes and imagine what the future has in store for us.

Write for two minutes on what grade you want and what you need to do to get it.

Review Essay Prompt

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Review Notes

Explain your mission: Just what do you intend to evaluate and for whom? Are you writing for experts, a general audience, or novices? How much explaining do you need to do so that you audience follows you without getting annoyed with to much information.

Establish and defend criteria: Criteria are the standards by which objects are measured.

Successful presidents leave office with the country in better shape than when they entered.

When readers are likely to share your criteria, you need to explain little about them. When readers disagree or object, be prepared to defend your principles.

Offer convincing evidence: Evidence makes the connection between an opinion and the criteria for evaluation that supports it. Supply data to show that a product you judged faulty didn’t meet those minimal standards.

Criteria for Review

Lets develop criteria for each of the subjects below. Ask yourself, what makes a good ______________ ? Also, research is great for helping with figuring out criteria.

  • President
  • Leader
  • Class
  • Teacher
  • Other?

Quick Write

What is the subject of your review? What criteria are you going to use? Have you gathered your data? What are you using as primary sources? What do you need to research for scholarly sources?