The draft of your paper should:
1. Present your topic (in most cases, a disease or disorder of the nervous system)
2. Present an overview of the biological basis of your topic. This could include the brain regions, neurotransmitters, hormones, genetics or other biological basis.
3. Describe the method used to learn more about the changes in the nervous system in your topic
4. Summarize the central topics, viewpoints or controversies related to your topic and/or the method used to study it
Writing Write for a professional audience that is educated, but may not be expert on your topic. Feel free to address complex topics, but don’t forget to explain any new terms or specialized vocabulary you might need to use.
References Your paper should provide recent evidence from scholarly sources (published within the past five years) and must include a minimum of two-peer reviewed sources. You can use the UMUC Psychology Research Databases to locate additional research.
Length and Format The final paper should be 6-8 pages long (not including a cover page and reference page(s)) in APA format (double-spaced, 1″ margins). The text of your paper should be preceded by an abstract (about 100 words) that summarizes the key points in the paper (i.e., statement of problem, major findings, conclusions). Additional information about APA format is available HERE. A MSWord document that is preformatted to APA format is available for you to use (see the attachment below).