Essay exam. Essay should be five paragraphs long, have a minimum word-count requirement of 350 words. There is no maximum word count but students who do well typically stay between 400-600 words.
The first paragraph should introduce the topic and contain a thesis statement. It should contain between three-five (3-5) complete sentences, including the thesis statement.
The second, third, and fourth (body) paragraphs:
Â Each body paragraph should contain between three-five (3-5) sentences, including the topic sentence (first sentence of the body paragraph, states a main point that supports the thesis) and at least two-three (2-3) specific examples per main point.
The fifth and final paragraph should begin with a restatement of the thesis. It should be three-five (3-5) complete sentences, and include a brief summary/conclusion of the student’s answer to the essay question.
Outside research for this essays must follow the usual source standards APA format, academically credible sources (no encyclopedias or dictionaries). You must cite any course materials (Listed under lesson 4 below) used and any outside sources used and include a bibliography at the end of the essay.