SEE THE EXAMPLE PAPER AND GRADING RUBRIC BELOW BEFORE
Review the Course Paper instructions found within the Assignments
link. complete the following and submit..
Then, pick one topic from the list below.
Paper Prep Assignment should be a minimum of three pages and no
more than five pages in length not counting the title page. It must
include the following sections:
Title page in APA format (Times New Roman, 12 font only)
The below areas are required subheadings that must be included within
your Week 3 Assignment.
Topic: Select a topic of interest to you from the list above. This will
contain the description of an area of interest from the course that you
have not already discussed on the discussion boards (although you can
pick a topic that another student has discussed). This description will
contain 3 or 4 substantial and thorough paragraphs explaining key
concepts of the topic area. This portion of your paper must be written in
third person, Times New Roman, 12 font only.
Thesis: Develop your thesis statement. This will become the point or
perspective that will drive your paper. Please see the writing tutorials in
the library for information on how to develop a solid thesis. This portion
of your paper must be written in third person, Times New Roman, 12
Annotated Bibliography: For this paper you need to do research in peerreviewed journals or other journals that are considered to have reliable
information (do not use sources from the secular press, i.e. Time,
Newsweek, Parent’s Today). In addition to the textbook, you need at
least five articles from professional scholarly journals and not popular
Internet sites (if you do find something on the World Wide Web, it must
be authored and be a reliable source – when in doubt, ask your instructor
if it is an acceptable source). In these journals, the research and
information is either reviewed by an editorial team (such as for the
Harvard Business Review) or a group of peers (such as in many journals
you find through the APU online library). This portion of your paper can
be written in first person, Times New Roman, 12 font only and research
cannot be older than 5 years.
The purpose of the Annotated Bibliography is to assist you in developing
research analysis skills including: critical thinking, writing, and
literature research skills. The Annotated Bibliography should include the
following information for each source:
Name of the article, including the complete bibliographic citation, using
What was done? (for example, an experimental study investigating the
interaction of short term memory and attention)
How? (was it done)
What were the findings? (identify the major ones)
Contributions? (new findings, applications, etc.)
Each annotated bibliography should contain a minimum of 5-7 sentences
This paper must be written through a biological lens. Meaning a
discussion of the genetic/biological origin and treatments is required. Do
not include non-biologically-based treatment methods such as
counseling, therapy, support groups etc.
Use this website to assist you with the correct APA format (NOT MLA!)
and to see annotated bibliography examples and samples. http://
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