Originality of Argument
The argument of the essay is to be original and innovative. The subject matter should be interesting and engaging. The essay should be persuasively argued throughout.
Quality of Knowledge and Analysis
The essay is to be convincing, substantiated and understandable. Contrary arguments should be anticipated and a good critical evaluation of materials must be demonstrated.
Quality and Depth of Research
The essay should be thoroughly researched and make effective use of resource materials. The selection and use of relevant sources in support of an argument should demonstrate a high level of investigation.
Quality of Structure and Writing
The essay should display a close attention to style and presentation. A clear and logical structure is to be used with precise and concise writing.