- 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 maximum word count is 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 75 points for their Research Essay. Make sure students have thoroughly covered the six categories to maximize points.