Paper must present your own opinions and ideas supported by your research, correctly credited to the original authors and organizations.
Length: 900. A minimum of 900 words (about 4 typed, double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 12 pt font) is required in order for your essay to be substantial. What is important is that you get your point across.
Organization: Introduction, supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Language: Avoid phrases that announce your position (such as “in my opinion” or “I believe”). Also, remember to avoid the second person pronoun “you”; uses of “you” are not standard in academic writing. Finally, avoid “very” and “really” in all of your writing.
Documentation: five correctly documented quotes or paraphrases from five adequate sources.
Style: APA style is usually used for the type of research you will be doing.
Cross-referencing: You must use in-text citations (also known as in-text references) or signal phrases each time you use the words or ideas of your sources in the essay. Cross-reference your work. This means that for every source cited in the text, you must include an entry in the References page. Conversely, if a source is listed in the References page, the source must be cited in the text of the essay. The handbook is especially necessary for this essay.
Support: You’ll need a minimum of five sources between the years 2013-2018. Support your ideas with expert opinion, facts, statistics, and other information you find in your research.