Answer the following questions (in full sentences) about your own essay draft.

Answer the following questions (in full sentences) about your own essay draft. This must be completed BEFORE you submit your final draft.
1. Does the essay have a title? What is it?
2. Does the essay have 6 paragraphs total?
3. Does the essay have 1 introduction paragraph? Is it at least 5 sentences?
4. Does the essay have a thesis statement? Is it the last sentence of your introduction paragraph?
5. Does the thesis statement follow the formula: Topic + Controlling Idea + 2 sides of argument?
6. Does the first paragraph introduce and explain the topic in your OWN words?
7. Are there any dictionary definitions (there shouldn’t be!)?
8. Is anything copied from the internet? (it shouldn’t be!)
9. Did you use 4 articles from the database “Opposing Viewpoints”?
10. What are the titles of the 4 articles? (Write them below):
11. Does the essay use ONLY 3rd POV pronouns? (NO: I, me, my, mine, myself, you, your, yourself, we, us, our, ourselves).
12. Does the essay have 4 body paragraphs?
13. Are two paragraphs about one side of the argument and two paragraphs about the other side of the argument?
14. Is each body paragraph about ONE reason?
15. Did you use one article in each body paragraph?
16. Did you introduce the title and author of the article in the first sentence of each paragraph?
17. Did you use quotations from each article? Did you put the quotations in “quotation marks”?
18. After each quotation, did you use a citation? For example: (Smith 2).
19. Did you include a Works Cited page at the end of your essay on a separate page?
20. Did you list all 4 sources (articles) on the Works Cited page?
21. Did you alphabetize the 4 articles by the author’s last name?
22. Does the essay use a proper MLA heading on the top left side of the first page?
23. Did you put your last name + page number in the header (on the top right side of every page)?
24. Is the essay double spaced?
25. Did you proofread this essay for spelling, punctuation, and grammar? (especially commas!)
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