1111 Essay

385 WordsApr 15, 20132 Pages
Essay checklist Have you included the following in your essay? (If not, it is NOT ready for submission!!!) | Done | Does it have a title and a title page? | | | | The introduction | | Does it have a context (i.e. reference to the field in which the company works)? | | Is there a definition (i.e. a BRIEF description of the company – what it does, where it’s based, BRIEF history….)? | | Is there a thesis statement (the main areas of discussion in the essay)? | | | | The main body | | Is the main body divided into paragraphs? | | Does each paragraph focus on ONE idea? | | Does each paragraph have a topic sentence (an introduction to the content of the paragraph)? | | Does each paragraph have a clear explanation, analysis and specific examples? | | Does each paragraph answer your question? | | Does the essay ‘flow’; are the paragraphs linked? | | | | The conclusion | | Does it have a summary of the key ideas in the essay (look at your topic sentences)? | | Does it have a final statement (opinion/ prediction/ recommendation based on essay content)? | | | | Vocabulary/ grammar/punctuation | | Have you checked the spelling? | | Is it impersonal (not written in first person)? (remember the passive can be used) | | Have you used linking words and phrases (firstly, however, furthermore….)? | | Have you avoided questions and exclamations? Have you used commas correctly? | | Have you used complete sentences (does every verb have a subject)? | | Have you avoided lists? | | Is your vocabulary formal without being overly complicated? Are your sentences an appropriate length (approx 17 words)? | | | | Plagiarism: referencing (check the Harvard Referencing Guide) and paraphrasing | | Have you used at least 4 sources? | | Have you got an in-text citation every time you have used

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