The main purpose of writing an evaluation essay is to present an overall view of the quality of a particular item, service, or business.
It is natural for this type of essay to feature some element of the writer’s opinion, but when done correctly an it should not come across as opinionated.
You can use popular-scholarly journals and scholarly reference works to give you a "ladder of expertise" so that you can read professional scholars' work, but you eventually will have to join the dialogue they are conducting several times each year in their field's scholarly journals.
You can learn a lot from "negative success" at reading scholarly work, too.
To that end, the course covers issues of conceptualization, argumentation and evidence, and citation and referencing.
It also deals with style, audience, organization, and mechanics, and relies heavily on peer review and editing.
Students will draw from a variety of UTEP library resources to support their research and writing while developing information literacy skills to locate, analyze and apply information.
Students will also work closely with peers and the professor to provide constructive feedback on one another’s writing and to produce publication-quality papers.
Conclusions based on out of date evidence fail to persuade.
Students who want to succeed in these majors must become persistent enough researchers to seek out the most recent and authoritative sources on their topics.