Is there a clear, unifying thesis?
Do all examples explain or clarify that generalization to the intended readers?
Are the examples within each paragraph arranged coherently?
Do transitions help direct readers from one example to the next?
Are sufficient examples present and are they appropriate for the paper?
Are examples developed in enough detail to be interesting and useful?
Does paper indicate that writer has control of the rules of grammar and mechanics?
Does writer use vocabulary appropriate to the essay.