“Purpose of China’s Belt and Road Initiative”

a‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‌‌. The essay will be a minimum of 1250 words, with a maximum of 1500 words. This word count does not include title and reference pages. b. The title page will be formatted according to APA 7 and will include a page number (top right). c. Page numbers will appear in the top right location throughout the paper. d. The essay will not have headers at the top of each page. e. Body of the paper will begin with an introductory paragraph (no abstract) and end with a conclusion paragraph. f. The essay will include a separate reference page with a minimum of five scholarly references. Wikipedia is not a scholarly reference. Use ‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‌‌Google Scholar as a starting point. g. The body of the paper will have a minimum of three level-one headings (the Introduction and Conclusion paragraphs do not count). h. All paragraphs will use the MEAL method of writing with a maximum of six sentences to a paragraph (four to five is preferable). i. Text will be size 12 Arial font, double-spaced. j. Essay margins will be one inch all around the body of the paper. k. Active voice writing only, not passive (see the link in the references of this memorandum). l. In-text citations are the only version allowed. Paraphrasing must use proper citation format‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‌‌.