Essays must be typed on 8.5×11″ white paper (black ink, double-spaced, one-inch margins, and 12pt typeface). Essays must have page numbers. Work must be well organized and neat in presentation.Essays must be a minimum of 2,000 words and must fully develop and explain all relevant aspects of the topic. There is no maximum number of words; write as much as you like. Essays must contain sufficient detail, explanation, and analysis to demonstrate an understanding of the events, issues, and ideas presented in the topic chosen. The content of an essay, NOT the time or effort expended in its preparation, determines the grade. Essays may be submitted in hard copy or electronic copy.