The final paper is, in a sense, a summation of your work for American Civilization this year. Here are some additional guidelines:
No title page.
All pages numbered.
MLA format works cited and in-text citations. Note: NOT something approximating MLA, but MLA.
It is STRONGLY recommended that you use outside (scholarly) sources in the writing of your paper using sources such as JSTOR or Project Muse.
Papers should be not only the product of meaningful reflection but careful attention to detail. Grammar, diction and syntax are important features of a final draft. Be sure to workshop your paper, either with a knowledgeable assistant or at the writing center.