The paper is about how Alzheimer’s effects the brain. It should focus on a progression from, of a healthy functioning to diseased brain functioning. What happens, How is it different.
The idea of this exercise is to tell a story briefly. Your paper should NOT be an encyclopedic list of facts but a story. There should be an introduction, a body and a summary or conclusion at the end. The paper should make sense and follow a logical progression. DO NOT simply list facts about the animal or system without reason. There should be a central theme to your paper beyond a list of unrelated facts. Do not use footnotes. When you cite a source or quote an author, do so in the text (by author, year, and source page number), e.g. (Sanborn, et al., 1992, p. 752). If you quote an author verbatim, use quotation marks. You should avoid quoting someone verbatim, but this could be done only to stress a point. I do not want five pages of quotes about your topic. If I want their opinion I will read their papers. It is always better to use your own words whenever possible. Now is the time to develop your own distinctive writing style. If your source has one or two authors, identify them both in the text. If your source has three or more authors, use “et al.” (Latin et alii, et aliae or et alia = “and others”) in the text and list all the authors in the reference section.
Avoid long run-on sentences. A good rule of thumb: a sentence over 20 words is too long. DO not use fancy or unusual words or phrases when simple words say the same thing. In scientific writing, simpler is better.
You are responsible for following the correct zoological convention when describing an animal. This means you should underline or italicize the genus and species of an animal. You can use the common name for an animal, e.g. African elephant, but you must give the scientific name of an animal the first time you cite the common name, e.g. Loxodonta africana. We need to provide scientific names because local common names can differ dramatically. For example, the black daw, black witch, long-tailed crow, tick bird, Savannah blackbird, old Arnold, Chapman bird, judio, Garrapetro, bouts-tabac, corbeau, Merle corbeau, juif and bilbitin are all Jamaican names for the smooth-billed ani (Crotophaga ani)(Thompson, 1995, American Scientist 83:514-517).
Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Number of sources: 5
Academic level: Bachelor
Paper format: MLA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English