- Has the author sought to inform herself about the mythological background? Did she check Reid, the acknowledged authoritative source.
- Does the paper have a clearly stated thesis, one that drives the paper and guides the reader?
- Has the author looked into the usage itself so as to determine whether the original usage of the myth expressed overt awareness of the mythological connection? (Here: Did the guy who named the place after Elysium know what he was doing?)
- Does the author try to convince me, the reader, that he knows why the classical myth is invoked?
- Does the author show that she has looked for evidence that supports her thesis?
- And is this evidence gathered from authoritative sources? [These days: Is the internet used appropriately for gathering evidence, or does the author rely on easy-peasy cheap searches only?]
The OGCMA reference would be OGCMA0486NOTHades(2)_Hoboken [but, when I learn who named the place, I'll change the "artist's" name in the listing.]
INVITATION: Have at it. Go write this paper for me. Please.