the WebMD site to illustrate her points.After a second, closer reading of the draft, answer each of the following questions. Positive answers willgive you specific elements of the draft to praise; negative answers will indicate areas in need ofimprovement and revision. Please be sure to indicate at least three positive aspects of the draft and atleast three areas for improvement in reply to the questions at the bottom of this worksheet.Review Content and IdeasHow effectively does the thesis statement identify the main points that the writer would like tomake in this review?The thesis statement clearly identifies the main criteriathat the author intends to explore in regard to WebMD’sADHD site, but she does not provide a judgment of thesite’s quality in her thesis statement. Providing the
3/1/2019Writing with Purpose16/20judgment would help her thesis statement to be moreeffective.How successfully does the writer establish a set of criteria that an audience would find acceptable?She is very effective at establishing her criteria ofauthority, currency, and coverage and names them in herthesis statement.How effectively does the writer compare the subject of the review to the established criteria?The writer does a great job of using examples from thewebsite to support her claims that the website meets thesecriteria.Does the author identify and make comparisons with other evaluations on the same topic and/orwebsites similar to the subject? Are these sources cited within the essay?The writer does not currently make comparisons with otherwebsites. Perhaps comparing it to the CDC’s website aboutADHD might be a good strategy.How persuasively is evidence used to justify the criteria and the comparison?It is very persuasive because the writer points out herclaim and backs it up with examples. For instance, shestates that the coverage on the website is nearlyoverwhelming. Then she notes that there are multiple linksto related sites, and to other disorders beyond ADHD thatmay coexist with ADHD.How effectively does the essay’s content support the thesis by using strategies appropriate forreviews?It supports the conclusion that the writer comes to, whichis that WebMD is a functional, effective, albeit busy site;however, the conclusion or judgment the writer comes to isnot apparent in the actual thesis statement.OrganizationHow effectively does the introduction engage the reader while providing an overview of the paper?The writer has a great hook and introductory informationregarding reviewing websites rather than simply discussingADHD and nothing else.Please identify and quote the writer’s thesis statement.
3/1/2019Writing with Purpose17/20“In order to determine whether a website is effective, aresearcher should look for authority, currency, andcoverage.”How effectively do the paragraphs develop the topic sentence and advance the essay’s ideas?