Product Evaluation Essay: Example Outline- 2012 Workshop

(Sample Provided for 2012 Composition Symposium) 

  1. Introduction
  • Why do you need or want this product?
  • Give some background information on the product.
  • How did you decide on your two options?
  • Thesis statement (purpose + criteria) -
  1. Body
  1. A.     1st Criterion-
  • Why is this criterion important?
  • Evaluate Option A
  • Evaluate Option B
  • What’s your overall evaluation for this criterion?
  1. B.     2nd Criterion-
  • Why is this criterion important?
  • Evaluate Option A
  • Evaluate Option B
  • What’s your overall evaluation for this criterion?
  1. C.     3rd Criterion-
  • Why is this criterion important?
  • Evaluate Option A
  • Evaluate Option B
  • What’s your overall evaluation for this criterion?

D.    4th Criterion-

  • Why is this criterion important?
  • Evaluate Option A
  • Evaluate Option B
  • What’s your overall evaluation for this criterion?
  1. Conclusion
  • Summarize your evaluation.
  • Announce and explain your final decision.