PSYC325 W7 A
SEE THE EXAMPLE PAPER AND GRADING RUBRIC BELOW BEFORE YOU BEGIN
The Course Paper is due on Sunday at the end of Week 7. It will be a thorough review and discussion of a disorder which you chose from the list below when completing your Week 3 Paper Preparation assignment. It is important to note that this is not simply a summary review paper. You will be using the required scholarly literature to support a discussion of specific areas, as outlined below, within the topic that you chose. The paper will consist of a literature review and discussion of the current biological/genetic treatments for your selected topic. The body of the paper will be 6-8 pages in length, not including the title, abstract and reference pages and the annotated bibliography. At least 6 scholarly sources should be used. This paper must be written through a biological lens. Meaning a discussion of the genetic/biological origin and treatments are required. Do not include non-biologically-based treatment methods such as counseling, therapy, support groups etc.
The paper’s focus will be a selected disorder from the list below. This topic must be the same as the one you selected for your Paper Preparation assignment.
The Week 7 Course Paper will include the following:
Title page in APA format (Times New Roman, 12 font only)
The below areas are the required subheadings that must be included within your paper.
History: A history (historical perspective) of the topic (one to two pages). The history portion of the paper should be brief and relevant to the purpose of the paper (Written in third person, Times New Roman, 12 font only).
Epigenetic Causes: A detailed explanation of the epigenetic (genetic and environmental) etiology (cause) of the chosen topic (one to two pages) (Written in third person, Times New Roman, 12 font only).
Symptoms and treatments: A detailed discussion of the symptoms and biological/genetic treatments of the chosen topic (two to four pages) (Written in third person, Times New Roman, 12 font only).
Evaluation: A critical evaluation and summation of three current (no older than five years) research articles on the chosen topic (one to two pages) (Written in third person, Times New Roman, 12 font only).
Synthesis: Brief synthesis and conclusion of the material presented (one page) (Written in third person, Times New Roman, 12 font only).
This is a formal paper (not a list of responses, numbered points, or bullet-points) in APA format (6th ed. – Times new Roman 12 font, 6-8 pages in length (not counting title page, abstract, reference page and Annotated Bibliography), the use of five or more references is required (other than the textbook and website), and it must reflect the use of course content and critical thinking.
You must include an APA formatted title page that includes:
Course name and number
Title of paper
You must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
You must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
You must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
You must use APA style as outlined in your approved APA style guide to document all sources.
You must include, on the final pages, a reference page followed by an annotated bibliography that is completed according to APA style as outlined in your approved APA style guide.
Do NOT include quotes as they do not add to the critical analysis of the content.
Do NOT write in short (1-3 sentence) paragraphs.
Do NOT include bullet points or numbered items.
Do NOT include research older than 5 years.
All images and tables belong in the Appendix section of the paper (after the Annotated Bibliography) and are not considered part of the body content.
Do include citations in your paragraphs.