Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, and in an appropriate font (Calibri 11, Times New Roman 12, Arial 12).
Your essay should adhere to APA style guideline, including the cover page, proper running head and page numbers, etc. If you are unsure how to accomplish these elements, please ask!
Your essay should begin with a solid introduction that grabs the reader’s attention, introduces your topic, and ends with your claim/thesis statement.
You should have several main points that you will discuss in order to support your claim/thesis statement.
Each of those main points should be explored in as many paragraphs as necessary—remember, a paragraph contains ONE idea. If you switch to a new idea (even if it is simply building upon the same main point), you must switch to a new paragraph.
Each paragraph should contain a topic sentence that introduces the main idea of that paragraph. This topic sentence should also include a transition that links the current paragraph to the previous paragraph.
Each paragraph should be fully developed, perhaps with the use of sources but most certainly with your ideas.
Each paragraph should end with a concluding statement that wraps up that paragraph’s main point.
Your essay should end with a fully developed concluding paragraph that not only reminds us of your claim and main points but also leaves us with a feeling that we have come full circle with all our questions having been answered throughout the body of the essay!
The essay should use Source Material from at least 3-5 sources with at least one of those sources providing information on the Opposition.
Any information obtained from a source must be cited with a proper APA parenthetical citation; failure to do so constitutes plagiarism and could result in a failing grade.
Any source cited within the body of the essay must appear on your References page.
Any source listed on your References page must be used/cited at least once within the body of the essay.
Your writing should show a level of voice, tone, and formality appropriate for a college-level course.
Proper spelling, grammar, and sentence mechanics should be adhered to as best as possible throughout the entirety of the essay.