Introduction communicates the research question, and this question matches the actual content of the essay.
Essay emphasizes high-quality, relevant, scholarly sources
All body paragraphs focus on discussion of research findings and explain the significance of these findings in relation to the research question.
Source identification* is correct, clear, and concise.
Sources are synthesized and paragraph transitions are used to signal relationships between ideas.
Writing is clear and accessible to non-specialist readers.
Citation follows APA style
Essay adheres to presentation norms of academic papers
No conclusion is needed