literature "I really like this story a lot" is a subjective evaluation-a slatement based on personal preference. An objective evaluation, on the other hand, is a judgment based on objective criteria, or particular standards of excellence. Your evaluation will have elements of both. Review the criteria you should have listed in your Writer's Notebook. If you feel your criteria aren't well enough developed, get together with your writing group to brainstorm ideas.
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