Research Paper Instructions
This document is intended to help guide you to successful completion of the Research Paper for this course. You will complete a 15–20 page (not including title page, abstract page, and references) Research Paper on 1 addictive substance or addictive behavior related to biological aspects of addiction. Higher grades will be awarded to papers that demonstrate personal mastery of course content and congruence with the assignment description in this guide. A minimum of 15 sources published within the last 5 years must be included. Conformity to current APA style is required for this manuscript. Although you have some degree of choice of topic, the organization of the paper needs to follow the Research Paper Guide.
Once you have developed a proper introduction for your paper, there will be 3 primary sections/key points for you to address. Each section/point has subpoints that must also be addressed.
Since this is a formal research paper, an introduction and conclusion are required.
Remember, this is a guide and not an outline for your paper. You will do well to effectively use proper current APA headings and subheadings to help organize and present your paper. The current APA publication manual has helped make the use of headings and subheadings much easier than in previous editions. The main sections above would make very suitable headings for your paper.
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