Submit a draft of your final research essay. The research essay draft is your first full attempt at the final research essay and contains all of its major components. The first draft of your final research essay should follow these formatting guidelines: It must be at least 6–8 pages, double-spaced (excluding reference page), with standard margins and Times New Roman 12-point font. The paper should adhere to all APA or MLA standards of formatting. The paper should use at least three sources, with a minimum of two of those sources coming from those qualified in the annotated bibliography.