Use this checklist to verify that you have completed the essay according to the genre expectations and parameters. Take your time to ensure you have everything you need. Once you submit your final draft and the due date/time passes, you can't go back to correct or modify any more. Checklist Name: _________________________________________ Rhetorical Analysis Mechanics / Grammar Content / Research Focus Did you... Yes No EXTRA TIPS 1. Make sure that your conclusion asks like a bookend to your introduction. Make sure that what you started off focusing on is where you end up! Create a title for your essay that keys in on your analysis (not the genre or assignment title)? ☒ ☐ Establish texts, authors, and context? ☒ ☐ Create a controlling idea that is debatable about how social scientists think/write overall? ☒ ☐ Explain thoroughly how social scientists think/write and why? ☒ ☐ Use both of the written texts in the reading set you chose? ☒ ☐ Examine all 6 components to show social science thinking/writing? ☒ ☐ Define each of the rhetorical terms? ☒ ☐ Use support from both essays in each section to show the component conclusion? ☐ ☒ Examine both of the written texts equally in each component section? ☒ ☐ QuAC? ►Quote from the texts to show support/evidence for each component? ☐ ☒ QuAC? ►Analyze what the quoted passages mean? ☒ ☐ 5. Questions? Ask me at least 48 hours before the deadline. QuAC? ►Connect your analysis of the quotes to social science thinking/writing? ☐ ☒ Cite the texts using APA format? ☒ ☐ 6. After you submit your final draft, go do something fun! You deserve it! Include a complete, accurate "References" page? ☒ ☐ Include a title page? ☒ ☐ Include an Abstract with keywords? ☒ ☐ Include headings that are creative yet appropriate to the purpose of the sections? ☒ ☐ Avoid using first-person pronouns? ☒ ☐ Proofread for grammar and usage? ☒ ☐ 2. Go to the Writing Center with your book, assignment sheet, and draft to get another set of eyes to read your essay and provide an "outside reader's" perspective. 3. Open your PSM, and verify that you have set-up your essay according to APA document design. 4. Verify that you have cited all of your sources accurately and ethically, using APA documentation style.