The term paper will be an open-ended
argumentative essay, related to any dysfunction or disease discussed in class, which takes a stance and
argues a specific conclusion based on thorough literature review. At least 8 primary sources are to be used
that were not covered in class. This does not include review articles. As part of your grade, you must submit a
preliminary outline for approval no later than November 22nd, including a thesis statement, and 1-page
annotated outline of content, incorporating at least 3 primary sources. You are encouraged to discuss potential
paper topics with your instructors prior to writing the paper outline.
Page requirements: 8-10, double-spaced. In text
citations and bibliography should be formatted in either Nature or Journal of neuroscience format.