THE TOPIC FOR MY MID-TERM PAPER IS “AIDS.” THE PAPER MUST BE DONE IN APA FORMAT.
- When writing a mid-term paper use subheadings for each section and address the following: a. Title page (includes the running head with the topic of the paper, your name, course name, date). Include the page header (flush left with the page number flush right at the top of the page).
- b. Abstract, on a new page (your abstract page should already include the page header).
c. Introduction. d. Etiology of the disease (e.g., what brain regions sub-cortical and/or cortical are affected, discussed the impact of disease on neuromodulatory mechanisms).
e. Symptoms and Course (i.e., psychological symptoms, progression of illness).
f. Treatment Options – including medications (FDA approved) and alternative treatments that are under current investigation (e.g., cognitive remediation for Alzheimer’s Disease). If psychiatric medications are advised, discuss any possible drug interactions and describe, if any, symptoms of the organic brain syndrome that may mimic psychological symptoms (e.g., medications used to treat Parkinson’s Disease are associated with symptoms of depression). g. Conclusion.
h. Reference page (any web-based citation must also be referenced carefully in APA format). A mid-term paper (worth 30 points) will be 6 to 7 pages in length (not including the cover and reference pages), double-spaced, using 12-point font, and with 1-inch margins. The paper will contain at least five peer-reviewed sources not used in class. Peer review references associated with the selected topic must be published within last 8 years. An electronic copy of a mid-term paper is due at the beginning of class on February 26, 2017 to receive credit. This will be submitted on line to Moodle and will be checked for originality (Moddle has a plagiarism detection system). Students must use MS Word document format.
- A mid-term paper must use APA (American Psychological Association) style. If you are not familiar with APA formatting use the following link as your resource: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01…
For a mid-term paper students should primarily rely on peer reviewed scholarly journals articles, however, online academic sources (e.g., Stanford, Harvard or any other university websites) also acceptable. The free Pub Med NCBI database is an excellent resource to find peer reviewed articles and is a great primary sources in neuroscience: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ Wikipedia is NOT an academic source and must not be used as one of your references.
Rubric for grading Mid-Term Paper:
a. Paper is well organized and logically developed (10 points)
b. Paper demonstrates the ability to analyze and synthesize, and clearly present researched material (10 points).
c. Paper has correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling (5 points).
d. Paper follows APA style, including reference page (5 points).
ABSOLUTELY NO PLAGIARISM. IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS FOR ME, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!