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ENG-105 Checklist Tool for the Review Writing Assignment

Essay Content

Topic Selection

· Avoid using the CDC as the subject of the evaluation

· Avoid using an online article, as it is not a website

· The following is a

list of website options (only choose one):





· Mayo Clinic


· Begins with an effective hook

· Overview of topic/website

· Provides an introduction of the website

· Communicates the importance of a review and the concept of credibility

· Remains focused on website and criteria rather than ADHD

· Includes a smooth transition to thesis statement

· Thesis statement

· Makes an evaluative claim regarding the website’s credibility

· Focuses on and presents three of the five evaluation criteria (accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, coverage)

Body Paragraphs

Content and Ideas

Each body paragraph . . .

· addresses, defines, and develops each of the chosen criterion

· provides evidence from the website to demonstrate how it fulfills each criterion, thereby establishing credibility

· contains research-based, cited information from scholarly sources

· contains at least one example from the website for each criterion

· includes sources reflective of an investigation of criteria, not ADHD

· includes correctly cited direct quotes and paraphrasing

· utilizes resources reflective of the criteria and website evaluation rather than ADHD


· Present the criteria in the same order as they appear in the thesis statement

· Construct one body paragraph for each criterion (3 criteria/3 body paragraphs)

· Construct strong topic sentences, which include a transitional word/phrase, make reference to the main claim of credibility in the thesis, and present the specific criterion addressed in the paragraph


· The first sentence restates the thesis statement, conveying the main idea in the thesis with fresh wording

· The conclusion effectively summarizes the content of the essay

· The conclusion effectively brings closure to each of the main points

· No new information is presented in the conclusion

· The essay ends with an impactful statement regarding the credibility of the website and its usefulness for research


· The essay meets word count (750-1,000)

· The essay aligns with the APA 7th Edition Format

· The title page is spaced and formatted according to APA 7th Edition standards

· The essay does not include an abstract and/or a subheading above each paragraph

· A boldfaced ti

– Write a 750-1,000-word review of a website about ADD or ADHD. You will write this review for the public, so you might target a particular publication, such as a student or local newspaper or one of the national magazines. This will help you anticipate what your readers already know, what they value, and what criteria they accept as a basis of evaluation. Criterias are accuracy, currency, authority. Complete the following:

1.Develop a set of criteria that the public would see as acceptable for a website about diseases and disorders (like ADHD).

2.Describe the website you have chosen, and then explain how it does (or does not) perform the criteria you established above.

3.Use at least two scholarly sources outside of class texts to augment your understanding and perspective on these facts and elements. Include this research in the paper in an appropriate scholarly manner.

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