Wikipedia, Dictionary.com, and mainstream news articles have not been used in the references and citations.
Nearly all referenced works are peer-reviewed, authoritative sources which have an author(s).
But in writing an essay for a teacher your task is usually to explain what you are still engaged in trying to understand to someone who understands it better.
Often when you write for an audience of one, you write a letter or email.
There are some places where the reader doesn't understand how the previous concept or topic connects to the current one. Much of the writing lacks transition statements which connect one section to another or one paragraph to the next.
The writing is choppy and the reader doesn't understand how we got to the current topic or concept from the previous one. Research is not cited often and citations appear only at the end of sentences or paragraphs.
The reader experiences no interruption to the flow and understands how each concept or topic connects to the previous one.
Most of the writing uses transition statements well so the writing flows from section to section and paragraph to paragraph.
But college papers aren’t written like letters; they’re written like articles for a hypothetical group of readers that you don’t actually know much about.
There’s a fundamental mismatch between the real-life audience and the form your writing takes. It helps to remember the key tenet of the university model: you’re a junior scholar joining the academic community.