Does the essay take a stand on an issue? What is it? At what point does the writer state his or her thesis? Is the thesis debatable?
What evidence does the writer include to support his or her position? What additional evidence could the writer supply to make the argument more convincing?
Does the essay summarize and refute the opposing arguments? List these arguments.
Does the author use Rogerian argument ? Explain.
How effective are the writer’s refutations? Should the writer address any other arguments?
Does the essay use inductive reasoning? Deductive reasoning? Both? Provide an example of each type of reasoning used in the essay.
Does the essay include any logical fallacies? Which fallacies and how would you correct these errors in logic?
Are parts of the writer’s argument set up as Toulmin logic?
Where are examples of pathos, logos, and ethos?