Students must submit a reference page citing at least 3 sources of information with the essay. (NOTE: Wikipedia cannot be cited as a reference.)
The Research Essay has a maximum word count of 1000 words. Word count does not include the title and reference list, but does include captions of graphics and illustrations. A maximum of 4 graphics/illustrations are allowed.
Teams can earn up to 60 points for their Research Essay. Make sure students have thoroughly covered the five categories to maximize points.