Conduct an online search for resources on the topic.
Look for reputable sources, such as scholarly journals and published papers. Primary sources are preferred over secondary sources (i.e., rather than quoting from a newspaper article that quotes a research study, quote directly from the study itself.)
An essay with strong content can lose its effectiveness if filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes. Use this checklist to ensure a clean and easy-to-read copy.
Use footnotes or parenthetical references for all direct quotations and important facts. See your teacher for a guide on how to format your footnotes and bibliography. Be sure to include citations of interviews.