II. Appropriateness to the field
Strong, viable research questions seek to improve knowledge on an important topic and are narrow and specific
Consistency of style across essay in its entirety. Paper is 250 words, double-spaced
II. Word choice
III. Grammar/Usage and Mechanics
Please note: The first draft of the final paper must be at least 1000-1250 words (4-5 pages)of their final paper. The final paper must be 2000-2500 words on any pre-approved topic.
Includes a brief summary of each source including: 1) the topic of the source, 2) the author’s main argument and 3) how the source supports your paper topic and/or 4) thesis statement.
I. Alphabetical order
II. Reference information/ Identification of sources
III. Sequence within individual references
IIII. Adherence to convention (APA or Chicago 17th ed. format)