Assignment Instructions: This essay is meant to help you think deeply about the

Assignment Instructions:
This essay is meant to help you think deeply about the effects of anabolic steroid medications upon human behavior and mental processes. You should include some research about this topic in your writing to avoid it becoming a hearsay narrative. Remember to utilize APA documentation standards. Be sure to include ALL answers to the prompt questions below within your work.
Please see the ESSAY TEMPLATE located HERE (Links to an external site.) for how to format your essay.
Essay Prompt:
Other than sports, why might an individual choose to use anabolic steroids? What are the health effects of using steroids, both positive and negative? Since this is a biopsychology topic, please also summarize the effect of anabolic steroid medications upon a person’s behavior and mental processes.
Your essay should:
Answer the essay questions thoroughly in no fewer than 400 words not counting your title and reference pages.
Be written in standard essay format:
Introduction; includes an overview of your main points
Body; complete paragraphs, each discussing one main point with support and details.
Conclusion; recaps main points, without presenting new information.
In-text and full citations are required in APA format.
*The minimum number of references to support the content of this essay is 3, including the course text. References should be scholarly and credible. Please reach out to instructor to review appropriateness of sources.
Rubric
GE Written Assignment Rubric_PSY201
GE Written Assignment Rubric_PSY201
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA (5%)
All outside information must be from credible sources, such as the course text. Learner must include full citations within written work with matching references at the bottom of their work. All citations and references must be in current APA format. Complete works cited/reference list provided. Preference should be given to original work with support from paraphrased and direct quotes. Direct quotes should be used sparingly.
2.5 to >2.0 pts
Exemplary
Meets all guidelines with no errors.
2 to >1.5 pts
Accomplished
Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.
1.5 to >1.0 pts
Acceptable
Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.
1 to >0.0 pts
Inadequate
Does not meet the guidelines
0 pts
No Submission
2.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEssay Body (85%)
Work demonstrates critical thinking and addresses each topic point thoroughly. Work showcases original thoughts and demonstrates understanding of the topic by presenting specific examples. Arguments for and/or against information presented clearly and logically.
42.5 to >32.5 pts
Exemplary
Meets all guidelines with no errors.
32.5 to >25.5 pts
Accomplished
Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.
25.5 to >15.5 pts
Acceptable
Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.
15.5 to >0.0 pts
Inadequate
Does not meet the guidelines
0 pts
No Submission
42.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormat and Mechanics (10%)
Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct. Both sentence and paragraph structures conform to current conventions. Essay meets minimum length as assigned. Learner utilizes each topic point as a new paragraph. Work shows logical flow from one topic to the next.
Introduction, essay body, and conclusion are included with a clear distinction between sections. Essay adheres to APA formatting.
5 to >4.0 pts
Exemplary
Meets all guidelines with no errors.
4 to >3.0 pts
Accomplished
Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.
3 to >2.0 pts
Acceptable
Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.
2 to >0.0 pts
Inadequate
Does not meet the guidelines
0 pts
No Submission
5 pts
Total Points: 50