Does the introduction section briefly describe the purpose, importance, and plan of the term
• Is the thesis clearly stated in the introduction?
• Is the paper well organised; in other words, is the main point of each paragraph easily
• If applicable, does the paper provide a historical perspective on the problem?
• Does the paper provide a complete and accurate discussion of the topic using examples from
reliable sources such as scholarly books, peer-reviewed publications, course textbooks, or
government publications, etc.?
• Does it demonstrate critical thinking when evaluating ideas?
• Does the paper offer supporting evidence to make a strong case for arguments being made?
• Are the conclusions explained and backed by reasons?
• Do the sentences flow in a logical order?
• Are in-text citations appropriately used to credit all material from other sources?
• Are all citations listed?
• Are the citations appropriately distributed among popular literature websites (no more than
4), peer-reviewed journals, textbooks, and other sources?
• Are the sentences clear, free of spelling, and grammatical errors