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Prior to beginning work on this assignment visit the

PubMed Central

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web page. You may also consider reviewing the

PubMed Central Quick Start Guide

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to help you navigate the resource more effectively.

For this assignment, you will start exploring the topic for your final project. Your final project will be a review of either a brain based disease or of a brain process. For example, you could do a review of the neuroscience behind schizophrenia or you could discuss the neuroscience behind vision. You may use your textbook as a guide to help you select a topic and obtain initial sources of information. Be sure to choose topics that are clearly brain-based and not those topics, such as addiction and abuse that have large social components. If you have questions about the suitability of your topic you should contact your instructor.

In your paper,

Examine the neural structures involved in your topic.

Describe the role each of the brain structures play in the disorder or process you have chosen.

The Topic Selection: Final Paper Part 1 paper

Must be three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s

APA Style

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Must include a separate title page with the following:

Title of paper

Student’s name

Course name and number

Instructor’s name

Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to

APA Formatting for Word 2013

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Must utilize academic voice. See the

Academic Voice

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resource for additional guidance.

Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.

For assistance on writing

Introductions & Conclusions

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as well as

Writing a Thesis Statement

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, refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources.

Must use at least five scholarly sources in addition to the course text.



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table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this

Ashford University Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty

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tutorial, which introduces the Ashford University Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.

Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s

APA: Citing Within Your Paper

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Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the

APA: Formatting Your References List

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resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

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