research project essay on Depression

  • Only write in third person
  • Do not use contractions
  • Follow all MLA guidelines
  • Select a specific position that you will assert in your claim. This will be a working claim that can evolve with your research and growing understanding of your topic.
  • Begin prewriting activities (i.e., brainstorming to find out everything you already know about this topic, asking questions, further researching this topic)
  • Research extensively: include citations or paraphrases. Vary your resources. Do not depend solely on Internet resources—points will be deducted for not using other resources such as books, handbooks, journal articles.
  • Limit web resources to those that include one of these suffixes: edu, .gov., or .org (unbiased). For any other Internet resources, discuss with me before using.