After having completed your Topic Choice, Proposal,  KWL, category/outline, and bibliography,  you are now ready to complete your research paper. Follow your outline. You’re basically putting all the puzzle pieces together. You are to have your completed essay finalized for peer review.


  1. Follow MLA formatting guidelines
  2. Write 7-10 pages (2000-2500 words)
  3. Include a Works Cited that reflects research in essay (all sources must cross-reference)
  4. 5-10 sources minimum required (They don’t all have to be from your annotated bibliography or KWL chart. You may discover that some are no longer relevant to your research.)
  5. Proofread and edit