MUST have the required minimum number of twelve cited titles of sources? Must have page numbers Must start the page numbering on the first page of text, not on the cover page Must have the required minimum number of 10 pages of text; cover page, charts, tables, illustrations, and endnotes do not count toward the number of pages of text. Must not use unauthorized dictionaries or encyclopedias like Wikipedia Must have no or very few spelling mistakes, or at least no consistent spelling mistakes Be reasonably balanced in terms of your thesis and critical analysis of counter perspectives – The main body of your essay should focus on the defense of your thesis and include your research that defends that thesis. There should also be a well-balanced look at those counter-perspectives which are then met with a defense of your thesis. Learning this skill will benefit you in your future academic endeavors as well as in life. Being balanced and considering other points of view, while defending your own perspectives is an important aspect of critical thinking. Must use the Times New Roman or Calibri font and type size twelve Must submit the essay as a Microsoft Word file attachment Must use ENDNOTES (not Footnotes or APA style of citation). ENDNOTES should use Arabic numerals NOT Roman Numerals.