All college essays are formatted in MLA style
Introduction (at least 6-8 sentences)
Your introduction must begin with an attention grabber
It should provide some background for your topic
A thesis statement that states the topic and your position on the topic should be evident at the end of this paragraph
Body Paragraphs (at least 6-8 sentences)
Each body paragraph should begin with a topic sentence that supports the thesis statement.
Transitional expressions are used effectively throughout the essay for flow, coherence, and cohesiveness (meanwhile, furthermore, therefore, finally, first, second, in conclusion, etc.).
All body paragraphs should have well-developed examples that support and prove the topic sentence which supports the thesis.
You must quote from your source at least once in your essay using correct in text citation format. You may use direct quotes, but be sure to integrate the quote seamlessly through the use of signal phrases and quotation marks. If paraphrasing, please note that parenthetical citations are required.
Opposing Viewpoints – this can be addressed either as a separate body paragraph before the conclusion or by countering each point in their respective paragraphs.
Conclusion (at least 6-8 sentences)
Your conclusion should restate the main idea of your essay in an interesting way.
Provide closure to the essay
MLA Works Cited Page
You must have a works cited page in correct MLA format at the end of the final draft
You must cite three sources in your essay can be any of the following:
a book (online or printed),
a reliable web site
a scholarly article (online or printed).