5 paragraphs, 1 paragraph for the intro, 3 for the body, 1 for the conclusion. This is a total of 100 points. 10 points for construction of the thesis statement, construction of the topic sentences, organization of ideas, appropriacy of the supporting details, correct citation, mechanics (grammar, punctuation, etc.), correct referencing (APA), over all impact of the essay, and 20 points for originality. The paper will also be checked for plagiarism.