Format: MLA Style, which means
One-inch margins on all sides
Pages numbered in upperright corner
On first page only inupper left corner put: your name, course, professor, date
Title should becentered on first page above text
Font: 10 or 12 pointTimes New Roman or similar font. No large fonts, ie: Courier
In-text citationsgenerally follow the format of: quoted material in here (author pg#).
Do not full-justify or right-justify thetext
Print on only one sideof the page and bind with a staple in the upper left corner
Audience/Style: Your audience is your classmates and professor,you may use some
degree of informality, personalpronouns such as I & you are permitted.
Length: 3-5 pages
Purpose: Convince the reader that youve chosen a topic foryour semester-long research project that can sustain an excellent originalessay.
Assignment: To construct a blueprint for your researchproject.
- Display the ability to think critically.
- Use both external and internal description.
- Explain why youre interested in learning more about this topic (note: you should not yet have a position on your topic; you havent done the research yet).
- Exhibit an enthusiasm for your subject.