Before you finish up your Essay look over your work and bear in mind the following editorial marks--these are things I look for (and count off if lacking or ineffective).
(spec) thesis –make a clear statement of what you find/aim to prove
in this essay, and how you will proceed.
kp = ‘key passage’, give me some evidence from the text
(or a reference that really shows your point)
sis = ‘say it simply’, the reader is lost or unimpressed by
complicated overblown wording or syntax
syntax -- put your sentence together in a way that is clear
and easier for the reader to follow.
gram --watch your grammar—make sure verbs agree with subjects,
pronouns agree with antecedents, etc.
ps -- plot summary--not needed (= infodump if no connection to thesis)
ww = ‘wrong word’
and perhaps most important
CC = ‘clear connection’—make the turn of thought more effective;
be specific about how one sentence/paragraph connects with another.