At this point, you are ready to construct only the body of your expository essay. This first draft of your paper must be complete enough—at least 900 words—for your instructor to provide constructive feedback. Review Ch. 1 of the Writing Style Handbook for information about formatting guidelines for students in the Associate Program. Use your topic outline in the Associate Program Material: Topic Sentences and Supporting Paragraphs to develop topic sentences and appropriate types of supporting paragraphs for the body of your expository essay. Include appropriate transitions within and between paragraphs. Format in-text citations and references consistent with Associate Program style guidelines.