For this final exercise you must use third-person voice and keep your tenses consistent. Present tense is appropriate for this work because you will be talking about ideas and ideas are always current. Do not use I me and especially not you cannot presume to take an informal voice with your readers.
We will have some class time built in to address any questions and concerns you may have about this assignment as you work on it but if you need to meet with the instructor privately to discuss your progress e-mail () to arrange a time. I anticipate that it will require up to twenty hours to research draft and polish your paper (the Writing Center can be a good resource for polishing).
Lastly remember that you will need to prepare a short five-minute summary of your work to present on the day of the scheduled final exam. This presentation counts for five (5) points so you should take some time crafting a concise synopsis of your findings and conclusions.