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Evaluation Paragraphs






In an evaluation paragraph, you make judgments about people, ideas, and possible actions. You need to make your evaluation based on certain criteria that you develop. In the paragraph, you will state your evaluation or recommendation and then support it by referring to your criteria.

Example:
Write a paragraph evaluating whether pesticides should be used on farms.


The following words can help you to write a good evaluation paragraph:


Criteria for Evaluation Example
   
good/bad The use of pesticides such as DDT is bad for the environment.
correct / incorrect The belief that pesticides must be used is incorrect.
moral / immoral The use of pesticides to control pests is immoral because it harms the environment.
right / wrong It is wrong to use pesticides because they harm the environment.
important / trivial The issue of pesticides is an important one because it affects the environment.


Recommendation Example
   
suggest I suggest that pesticides should not be used to control pests.
recommend I recommend that pesticides should not be used because they are harmful to the environment.
advise I would advise farmers not to use pesticides if possible.
argue I would argue that pesticides should not be used because they harm the environment.




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