Thesis/topic sentences Concrete details Commentary when you are writing an essay
opinion, argument facts, quotes, undisputed text your explanation of how the evidence supports the opinion or argument; substantiates your claim when you are writing an essay
MLA Format: 1.one inch margins, 12 point font, double spaced? 2.proper heading? 3.last name and page number at top right corner of each page? Beginning: 1.relevant title? 2.introductory paragraph draws attention to thesis? 3.thesis clearly states the argument of essay? Body paragraphs: 1.topic sentence? 2.embedded concrete details? grammatically correct? 3.commentary clearly explains how CD supports argument? 4.good transitions? Overall: 1.argument is sufficiently supported? 2.no suppositions (“what ifs,” “could haves”) 3.no awkward or unclear sentences/ideas? 4.few spelling and grammar errors?