Master Thesis Evaluation Criteria - …
The Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, comprehensively evaluates a degree thesis based on the Graduate School's diploma policies and according to the following criteria.
Master Thesis Evaluation Criteria
The purpose of an evaluation essay is to present an opinion or viewpoint on a subject or body of work. It should firstly provide a summary of the article in question, then using a thorough, well structured argument the writer presents a point-of-view supported with examples and evidence. By nature this essay bears many similarities to the persuasive essay, only is designed to display a more balanced argument
The first step in writing an evaluation essay is to provide a judgment asserted through a clear thesis. A good thesis statement determines exactly the focus of your essay and aids the reader in understanding what the essay is all about. Furthermore, it presents the point-of-view you are taking and hereafter each paragraph should work towards asserting this point-of-view to the reader. Consider the examples below, it is obvious which one provides the clearest definition of what the essay is about, and the argument it will present:
A: Abbey Road is an album by the Beatles.
B: Through the balance of classic song writing, experimentalism and the harnessing of musical technology, The Beatles created the masterpiece that is Abbey Road.
It is clear that B is the most successful in summarizing the subject matter evaluated in the essay, whilst also displaying the writer’s opinion and the stance the essay will take throughout the main body.
A thesis whichmeets the criteria for a pass, but has some weaknesses that are fairly readilycorrectable. Corrections might include adding some further material; rewritingseveral pages; some re-analysis or re-presentation of the data; or correctionof a large number of typographical or stylistic errors. (Theses with minimalpresentational errors can, at the Board of Examiners’ discretion, be awarded aPass.)