Product Evaluation Essay: Product Research Worksheet- 2012 Workshop

(Sample Provided for 2012 Composition Symposium)

Purpose: The purpose of this worksheet is to help you generate a thesis statement, justify the importance of your criteria, and organize your product research.  You will need to include this worksheet with your process work for this essay.

A. Thesis Statement: Fill in the blanks listed in the follow sentence in order to generate a thesis statement for your evaluation essay.

In order to determine which _________________________ is best for me, I will evaluate the ____________________, ______________________, __________________________, and _______________________ of my two options.

B. Criteria:

In the following section, list and explain the importance of each criterion. Then you will research each product to evaluate how each one measures up to your specific criteria.

Criterion #1: _____________________________________

Why is this criterion important in deciding which option is best for you? (You need at least two sentences.)

  • Option A:

 

  • Option B:

Criterion #2: _____________________________________

Why is this criterion important in deciding which option is best for you? (You need at least two sentences.)

  • Option A:

 

  • Option B:

Criterion #3: _____________________________________

Why is this criterion important in deciding which option is best for you? (You need at least two sentences.)

  • Option A:

 

  • Option B:

Criterion #4: _____________________________________

Why is this criterion important in deciding which option is best for you? (You need at least two sentences.)

  • Option A:
  • Option B:

C. Evaluation:

Fill in the blanks listed in the following sentence to arrive at your overall evaluation.

After evaluating the _______________, _________________, ______________, and _________________ of each option, I’ve decided ________________ is the best for me.