Essay 1 - Survey of Research
Short introduction paragraph
Something introducing your reader to your topic. Doesn’t have to be very long or
comprehensive (the rest of the paper can deal with the details, this is just meant to draw the
Thesis (summarizes the overall viewpoint of your five sources and answers your question)
Body Paragraphs - Summaries
One summary of each of your sources. You should rely mainly on paraphrasing and
summarizing. You can only use one quote per summary and it must be cited correctly (MLA
Note: At least three sources need to be library books or articles from databases available
through CCP (EBSCO, Opposing Viewpoints, etc.), and you may use more than five sources if
you need to.
Repeat Body Paragraphs as much as needed (you need at least 5 sources).
No conclusion paragraph needed.