Begin with an interesting and informative title
Make a clear and concise claim (have a focused thesis that is underlined)
Clearly discusses the findings in the research and what it adds up to
Offer a variety of reasons to support your claim and relate the text to the research
Use evidence from the texts of the work to support your claim.
Use at least 3 secondary sources more if you want.
Be clearly written
Use diction and style appropriate to a formal essay
Be free of grammatical and mechanical errors, including staple, default margins, and page #s
Be double spaced and in Times New Roman, 12-pt. Font (no bold print), 1 margins
Be 2-3 pages (minimum of 900 words)
Follow MLA requirements including Works Cited, in text citations, page format, etc.