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Quotations: There should be at least one direct quotation and some paraphrases in your essay.
You must also:
Use an appropriate essay structure.
Don?t use any reference in introduction and conclusion.
Support points with direct quotations, paraphrases and examples.
You should use at least on direct quotations (not more than 30 words).
Use appropriate vocabulary and grammatically accurate expression.
Use the APA system of referencing with in-text referencing and a separate list of references.
Include a minimum of six (6) different reference sources.
-you should write six paragraphs (1 introduction + 4 bodies paragraph (2 bodies for problems and 2 bodies for solutions)+conclusion)
The essay contains an introduction.
There is a background statement or statements.
The background statement narrows the topic.
There is a clear thesis statement.
The introduction contains subtopics.
All body paragraphs contain clear topic sentences.
All the sentences in each paragraph relate to the topic sentence.
Paragraphs are logically structured.
Transition/Linking words are used appropriately and correctly.
Paragraphs are not too long.
The essay demonstrates that the ideas have been analysed.
It is clear where ideas come from (i.e. your sources).
Various ideas have clearly been combined.
The relationships between ideas have been clearly established.
Quotations are used well.
There are clear paraphrases.
There are (far) fewer quotations used than paraphrases or summaries.
There are appropriate examples used.
There are appropriate explanations, comments and elaborations as needed.
There is a conclusion.
It summarises what the essay says.
The final statement/question ends the essay neatly and powerfully, not abruptly.
Vocabulary and Grammar
The vocabulary is appropriate.
The essay has been checked with a grammar and spelling checker
The essay has also been edited by you and re-edited after spell-checking.
There are no sentence fragments (everything is in complete sentences).
The sentences are all clear and precise.
Impersonal language is used throughout.
The tone is academic.
Inclusive language (non-discriminatory) is used throughout.
Citations and References
All sources of information are cited in the essay (author, year, page #).
Citation details match the reference list.
Long quotations are single-line spaced.
There is a reference list.
The list is in (surname) a-z order.
The reference list is single line spaced.
There is one space between each entry.
All entries in the reference list have been cited in the text.
Not to use Wikipedia reference and your website
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