Bryan Park, David Mendoza and Jean-Pierre Gutierrez EVALUATIONS
Evaluation: It is an “everyday argument,” basically you consider the circumstances to come to a decision. Argues an argument. Example: Dressing up for a job interview.
Components of Evaluations • Criteria of evaluation is the standards to judge anything. • We need to reflect on the criteria of evaluation (ie. grading) • The evaluation needs evidence to support the claim. • They differ according to time and audience.
Types of evaluations • Quantitative Evaluations: This argument relies on criteria that can be measured, counted or demonstrated mechanically. (ie. A race) • Qualitative Evaluations: This argument relies on personnel opinion, values and emotions. (ie. Who is better looking? Which movie is better?)
How to develop an evaluation Claim: This movie sucks! Criteria: Good Cinematography makes a good movie. Evidence: This movie had bad cinematography. (Note: evaluations DO NOT follow this specific order)
Evaluations often need a paragraph explaining what you’re evaluating and why.
The Burden of Laughter: Chris Rock Fights Ignorance His way • Jack Chung writes this essay to evaluate Rock’s use of humor and argue that his humor brings awareness to African-American Culture and tears the stereotypical barriers between white people and black people.
With Friends Like These • Tom Hodgkinson argues that Facebook is bad because it isolates us. • Facebook changes our standards in social life. “vanity and self-importance in us.”