1. Write a brief, formal paper with proper footnotes and documentation—5 pages minimum. 2. Write a thesis statement and develop it in your paper. Be argumentative & persuasive! 3. Write for clarity & comprehensiveness. 4. State your ideas with objectivity and base your argument on the evidence you find. 5. Summarize your argument at the end 6. Use primary materials whenever possible. Use good bibliographical sources (minimum of 5 ).