Research paper on a historical topic that took place within the US prior to 1877. MLA Citation 1 inch margins Times Roman/Arial 12 point font Microsoft word Introduction and Thesis: What are you going to prove throughout the essay? What is your point? What is its significance? Content and Body: (notes from Teacher) These paragraphs are where you are going to prove your point. Remember, this is not just a summary of a topic. You can get that anywhere. What are you trying to prove? Your ability to answer this question will be essential to your success. Conclusion and Wrap up: This is the last place to re-address the main elements and themes of your studies. Is there a new direction to go in? How did you prove your main points? Any final thoughts?