Content CriteriaTotal: 4
A drug from the NIDA website is one of the ones chosen
Basic characteristics of the drug are discussed
Current trends of the drug are discussed
The paper is 3 to 5 pages in length
Writing and Organization CriteriaTotal: 1
The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.
The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.
Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.
Spelling is correct.
Research Criteria Total: 2
The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc.
Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wikipedia.com and about.com.
Research focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.).
Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment.
When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research.
Style Criteria Total: 1
The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).
The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment
The paper includes an APA style cover page.
The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper includes an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.
The paper concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines.
The paper includes a References Page that is completed according to the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
Total Possible Points Total: 8
Also, remember that your Week 5 paper requires an Abstract. The drug of abuse you select must be listed on the National Institute of Drug Abuse website (https://www.drugabuse.gov/ (Links to an external site.)). You may want to watch the Gordon YouTube video on brain laterality and risk for addiction, as well as other videos available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nboq9pspogc&feature=youtu.be
Make sure you review and apply the criteria for the paper given not only in the Written Assignment instructions but also in the Written Assignment Grading Rubric. The appropriate use of levels of heading is expected! Complete and accurate citations with corresponding reference list entries are required in this paper as in all of your coursework. If you have questions, please ask for assistance.
A list of additional sources you may want to consider follows. Remember that you can use the doi number to locate the journal article via the Digital Object Identifier System (DOI) at https://www.doi.org/ (Links to an external site.)
See you in class!
Blum, K., Gondré-Lewis, M. C., Baron, D., Thanos, P. K., Braverman, E. R., Neary, J., & Badgaiyan, R. D. (2018, November 27). Introducing precision addiction management of reward deficiency syndrome, the construct that underpins all addictive behaviors. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9(Article 548), 1-14. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00548
Burkett, J. P., & Young, L. J. (2012, November). The behavioral, anatomical and pharmacological parallels between social attachment, love and addiction. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 224(1), 1-26. doi:10.1007/s00213-012-2794-x
Edwards, S., & Koob, G. F. (2010). Neurobiology of dysregulated motivational systems in drug addiction. Future Neurology, 5(3), 393-410. doi:10.2217/fnl.10.14