research essay over any fiction story the essay Itself will need to be 2000 words with 10-15 credible sources from a reliable database not google!! The paper needs to be in times new roman double spaced 12pt font. It will also need to include all the following things: A clear, argument-driven thesis that shows an understanding of the concepts we discussed in class. Professional and appropriate language. Evidence that the paper has been carefully revised (i.e.: little or no grammatical errors and stylistic issues). An organized, logical structure. Transitioning topic sentences. Paragraphs that are united by a single, big idea. Evidence that the student understands the argument being presented on the source material.