Each type of essay has its own set of standards. The purpose of the essay determines what will be expected from the writer.
If the essay is informative, the writer will be explaining or teaching the reader about a subject.
to inform=Mediation yoga techniques have certain requirments to be useful in relieving stress.
The persuasive essay will be argumentative in nature because the writer will be taking a side on an issue.
to persuade=The United States is the greatest place on earth.
The literary analysis will take a literary work and like the persuasive essay and through research argue its value or lack of it.
to analyze=Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller represents the best of all American drama.
First, when grading an essay, the instructor will expect all grammatical and mechanical errors to have been corrected. These are basic in writing and should be revised through reviewing of the work.
Secondly, the thesis must be clear and well-written. In beginning, writers, the thesis should be found usually at the end of the introduction.
The next aspect of the evaluation process is to check that the boundaries of the assignment have been followed: length, type of assignment, and formatting.
Then, each part of the essay should be reviewed.
The introduction= Approximately 10% of the paper; includes the attention getter; introduction of the topic; the relevance of the topic; transition into the thesis statement
The body=The heart of the paper; in a beginning essay, 4-7 paragraphs; includes supporting information or evidence; properly documented (APA or MLA)
The paragraphs= Covers only one subject; connected using a transition; topic sentence; and concluding sentence
The conclusion=Summary of what has been said; transitional sentence; the conclusion statements usually leaving the audience with something to think about.
Then, the instructor needs to consider if the essay was interesting and well researched. The totality of the paper should be considered. Usually if the paper is especially important to the grade of the student, the paper deserves a second reading. It takes time to give an essay a fair grade.