Overview/Purpose: The purpose of this essay is to write an evaluation of your subject based on a list of specific criteria common to all subjects that belong to a “category” (or, in the case of a text, to a specific genre). In other words, you’re going to write a review. You can review a product, a place, a film (see restrictions below), a CD, an event, a performance, or another subject that I approve.
Audience: This essay is intended for an audience who is familiar with the broader category into which your specific subject fits. Think of the medium for publication as either a popular newspaper, magazine, or appropriate website. For instance, if you review the latest edition of your favorite comic book, you can identify your hypothetical place of publication as the The Outhousers website (a comic book website that includes reviews).
• Use no outside research for this essay. Do not read research “to get ideas.” Base your review on your own expertise.
• If you’re reviewing a CD, film, comic book, or other text, you’ll list your subject on your works cited page in correct MLA format. See Quick Access, chapter 35 for examples.
• You may NOT use an existing review of your subject as you write this essay. WARNING to be explained in class.
Format: Use correct MLA formatting
Length: First draft at least 900 words; second and subsequent drafts 900-1200 words