Your paper should be no longer than 10 full pages, including footnotes.
3. Thesis Statement: Your thesis should take a position on a debateable topic. (
4. Road Map
6. Argument/Defending Your Thesis: Defending your thesis should be the meat of your paper. Statements must be supported with research or analysis.
7. Conclusion: Pull your points together to draw a conclusion for your reader.
Formatting: Double-space your paper and use 12 point Times New Roman. Do not include a title page, abstract, endnotes, or bibliography/reference page.
**This applies to those of you who are Legal Studies students. You should be using Bluebook format, which requires footnotes instead of a reference page. If
you are not a Legal Studies student, you may use APA format. In that case, you will need a reference page.