Apply MLA formatting to the essay: 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double-spaced, 1” margins, last name and page number in the upper right-hand corner, and a heading including your name, class, instructor’s name, and date. Also, include a title. Apply basic composition skills: topic sentences, thesis statement, logical and effective organization, effective integration of sources, transitions, and incorporating appropriate content. Understand and apply standard written English. Use appropriate vocabulary and avoid mechanical and grammatical errors. Integrate and use 4-7 credible sources (books, journal articles, NC Live, etc.). Create works cited page (does not count towards the overall word count of the actual essay).