Students will be required to write a 1500 word (it can be longer but not shorter), double-spaced research essay on any ONE of the topics listed in the section below.
IMPORTANT: You MUST save your essays as WORD (.doc file) or RICH TEXT FILE (.rtf file) documents! Otherwise, I probably won’t be able to open your essay! I can’t grade an essay that I can’t open!
Your essay should be:
A minimum of 1500 words in length (it can be longer, but NOT shorter).
Based on any ONE of the approved topics listed below.
Written ENTIRELY in your OWN words (no plagiarism, in other words). You may use a few brief quotes, but be careful to use quotation marks (” “) and to keep quotes relevant and to a minimum (no more than 1 or 2 brief quotes per page). Quoted material will NOT count towards the word limit!
Neat and clearly written. I do not require any particular “style” (MLA, APA, Turabian, etc…), but I do expect the essay to be neat and clear. Please be sure to proofread your essay before submitting!
You may use the internet, books, periodicals, etc in researching your essay topic. Be sure to use at least 3 sources and be sure to put everything into your own words when writing the essay! List all sources used at the end of your essay.
Please do not use images (pictures, maps, graphs, etc.) in your essay! They often make it more difficult to upload your file.
Written using standard #12 fonts, double spaced, 1-inch margins, etc..