o A Well-Presented Subject
o Plausible Causes and Support
o An Effective Counterargument (Responding to Reader Objections/Alternative Causes)
o A Readable Plan
o APA or MLA format (12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1″ margins, double
o 6-page essay, remember that this refers to full pages not partial pages, for
APA format, the cover page is not counted toward meeting the page
o At least three scholarly sources, cited in MLA or APA format.
o Include a full Works Cited (not part of the page count) with both the draft and the final paper.