Psychology 210 TERM PAPER
2012 - 2013
Dr. E. Pencer
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one of the topics listed separately
for your term paper. (follow the link "TOPICS", below)
- Your paper
should include a review the literature which provides the background for
the topic you have chosen. You should, as well, discuss any unresolved
issues, unanswered questions, criticism or controversies that might be the
future research. Be specific in discussing what additional research could
be undertaken. Note the marking scheme provided. Use it as a guide
in constructing your paper.
essays must be typed ( word processor) and double spaced.
- You must keep a hard copy of the final draft of your
the APA style handout available at the Bookstore.
Information on how to reference material Material obtained online can also
be found at the APA site: http://www.apa.org/journals/webref.html
reference list should include at least eight and preferably more
references. They should be recent and from professional journals.
the reference librarians for assistance in locating material. They
are more than willing to provide assistance.
locating material, you will probably wish to consult online material e.g., Google Scholar. The
reference librarians will guide you in searching online. Remember - do not
use material which is too old unless you have some good reason for doing
so. Psychology, like any other science, changes a lot and older material
may well be out-of-date.
PLAGIARISM: The University has adopted new regulations
on Academic Integrity. It is in your interest not to violate these regulations.
They may be seen HERE http://www.stfx.ca/services/registrar/academicintegritysummary.htm . Please
note: This REPLACES what is stated in the University Calendar. More information
on how to avoid plagiarism may be found HERE: http://libmain.stfx.ca/integrity/student/Plagiarismforstudents.htm
Please feel free to consult me about your paper at any time.
- Date Due:
February 14, 2013
- This term
paper has been assigned in the first week of classes, so you have
approximately 6 months to complete it. Late papers will not be accepted
without significant penalties (see penalties for late submissions on
general information page). PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A REQUIRED COURSE COMPONENT AND MUST BE COMPLETED TO COMPLETE THE
Extent to which introduction leads reader to major theme of
Extent to which theme is adequately developed in main body of
Extent to which appropriate research is understood and
Extent to which discussion section reaches appropriate
Sentence structure, grammar,
Proper Referencing Style
Quantity/suitability of reference