Research essay is a short (1200 – 1500 words) essay. Follow MLA guidelines for the essay. If you are not familiar with MLA guidelines, the Reference Desk at almost any library will have them, or you may purchase a copy of the latest version at the bookstore or online book seller of your choice. Do make sure your copy is current.
Citing online research is tricky. Make certain to print everything concerning any online source you plan to use. It may not be available or easy to find later.
The essay must include at least one print source in addition to the primary text. Demonstrate skills in using a traditional bricks and mortar library as part of the project. Please include the total number of sources (online and print) must be at least three, excluding the primary text. Please give a strong thesis statement and conclusion. Paragraphs also need to be strong as well.