Ideas and Development The thesis statement is at the end of the first paragraph of the essay. The thesis statement addresses the video. Organization Appropriate paragraph breaks Flow: transitions, topic sentences, paragraphs stay on topic Transitions make it clear how the section or paragraph will develop the thesis. Introduction that leads directly to the body of the essay and orients the reader Conclusion that gives a sense of completeness and also a sense of direction Language Use Do not workshop for grammar and mechanics. If you want, you can give some help with usage. In general, you want to use words in a way that would be accepted by native speakers of US English.