– Must follow APA guidelines
– if there are no in-text citations throughout the entire paper and/or no
reference page it will result in automatic failure for the assignment

– Title page + 5 FULL pages of content + Reference page
-Abstract not required. If you do include an abstract, this will not count toward your 5
pages of content
-For each page short of 5 full pages there will be a deduction of 20 points (Half a page
short results in a 10-point reduction).
-At least 5 sources and 3 must be scholarly references such as journals, books, and similar sources
other than websites. These 3 scholarly references may be in an online format.
-12 font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins
-Do not write in the first person (I, me, we, etc.), rather write your paper in the third person (he, she,
they, the researcher, etc.)
-Try to summarize and paraphrase more than utilize direct quotes. (In other words, avoid
excessive direct quotations in your paper) You will have a higher matching score on Turnitin
if you use too many quotes.
-Limit to 1 block quote (block quote is a direct quote of more than 40 words

Do not use Wikipedia as a source. Online blogs and forums are also not acceptable sources for a
collegiate paper