Incorporating Evaluation in Essay Writing

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Your evaluation of sources should ultimately be seamlessly incorporated into your academic writing. Since your evaluation of sources is based upon what you found in your analysis, a number of analytical and evaluation skills should appear in each paragraph you write, alongside quotes from sources.

 

A simple way to do this is to introduce a quote by using some analysis or evaluation:

 

However, it is not always necessary to incorporate a quote into your analysis and evaluation of a source. This is especially true when you can interpret the overall theme or message of a source. In this manner, you can demonstrate analysis and evaluation without relying on a direct quote.

Below is an example body paragraph from an essay, showing the range of analysis and evaluation skills: