Research Essay

The student must compose a 1500–2000 word essay, double-spaced with 12 point font and standard margins, that attempts to demonstrate an argumentative thesis based on their research essay topic proposal. The essay must make use of a minimum of four citations from outside sources and at least two of these must be print sources. The MLA style for formatting citations is mandatory and a link will be provided. 40% of the essay grade is determined by the quality of the argument (clarity of thesis, main points, internal logic, etc.), 40% by arrangement (introduction, conclusion, source integration, etc.) and 20% by grammar/style.