This is a comprehensive, complete two-week unit that encompasses the entire writing process from research and drafting all the way to proofreading and producing a finished product. Ultimately, this unit is designed to produce a persuasive research essay on a popular topic (could also be adapted for use of a literary topic.)This unit also contains information about how to conduct research properly as well as how to formally cite written work in MLA format, with both in-text citations and a complete works cited page. This unit can be adapted to produce a final essay anywhere from two to five pages. Outlines for PowerPoint presentations are included in the unit, as well as guided notes and ALL NECESSARY MATERIALS including a quiz. Pennsylvania state standards are included, but can be easily adapted to meet common core standards.