Public Writing Essay Due: Using the instructions on pages 408-409, write a 1000-1200 word double-spaced essay in MLA format. (See Lesson 2 for instructions (and samples) on how to format your papers in MLA format.) Your essay must have 5 or more paragraphs. Other grading criteria are listed on the syllabus. Remember: Content development is graded, as well as organization, grammar, mechanics and punctuation.