17 February 2013
Here is the writer’s checklist for this essay:
Writer’s Checklist for Evaluation Essay
1. Have I included a clear description of the subject I am evaluating? Yes, I have included a clear description of a geothermal heating system. 2. Does my thesis clearly state my opinion of the subject I am evaluating? Yes, my opinion is that this type of heating system is sought by some homeowners. 3. Have I used effective criteria to evaluate my subject? I believe that my criterion is effective in evaluating my product. 4. Have I made a clear and fair judgment about each evaluative criterion? I think my judgment that this product although expensive, will benefit the homeowner after a couple of years. 5. Have I supported each judgment with specific details and examples? I have used good supporting examples and details for my judgment of this product. 6. Have I ended with an effective conclusion? I believe that my conclusion to this paper is a good summary of my writing. 7. Have I proofread thoroughly? I have proof read my document using the techniques found in my weekly readings and I hope I have not missed something.
08 February 2013
In today’s economy, the individual homeowner is looking for alternative heat sources in order to save on the high-energy costs of heating a home. Many alternatives have been used. However, over the past twenty years, some homeowners have turned to just one of those alternative heating sources, and that heating source is geothermal heat. Geothermal heating is the new efficient, long-term cost effective, and environmentally safe, way to heat a home.
Geothermal technology uses the heat from the sun-soaked soil underground (about 4 to 6 ft) to heat a structure. The basic operation of this type of heating system revolves around three main components that according to Jennie Morton are,...