I am posting this information with regard to your term paper. WHEN will it be due? We will write a brief term paper due on Dec 12th by midnight EST. This paper may not be late as the Grades for this course will be due VERY SHORTLY after the paper is submitted. Late papers will not be accepted for credit. HOW LONG should the paper be? The paper should be between 5 pages (minimum) to 10 pages long, double-spaced on the topic of Cancer Biology (to go along with our final Chapter of the semester). WHAT is the topic? The specific topic will be up to you guys to choose (I want you guys to pick out one of the topics listed below). The focus of the paper should be on the main subject…specifically addressing your understanding of the process you chose and how it relates to cancer formation or prevention. You may also address specific examples of a type of cancer that may arise when things go wrong with your chosen process. I would also like to see you list risk factors that are likely to contribute to this specific process going awry and the causing of cancer. (PS- For those of you who have had Cancer Biology, Cell Signaling,etc… this assignment should be completely original in topic and not “re-used” from a class and submitted to me…It is still plagiarism if you copy yourself from one assignment to the next…We have been having a rash of these issues popping up so I just felt the need to warn you guys that we are stepping up and checking these thing VERY thoroughly at the end of this semester).
-Apoptosis and the Hayflick limit and their relationship to cancer formation
-Role of cellular signaling in cancer formation
-Role of cell cycle checkpoints in prevention of cancer
Obviously, you will have to read other resources (text-based, internet-based, etc) to find specifics and information on any of these processes and their roles in formation of cancer, but do not utilize quotes, full sentences, or paraphrased material at all in writing up your paper….The ideas written in your term paper should be completely your interpretation of what you read/learned.
Two (2) items need to be handed in for this assignment:
1) The paper, as mentioned above, should be between 5-10 pages typed double-spaced. It SHOULD NOT include a title page. The paper should be submitted to the blackboard Turnitin link under the title ″Term Paper″ (will become available soon).
2) One reference page must also be handed in. Please turn this in separate from the paper (as a separate typed document to the blackboard Turnitin link under the title “references”….will become available soon as well). It should have any material that was referenced for information listed in the term paper. Please do not place this with or in the “term paper” or your grade will reflect your inability to follow directions. As for the format of the references, I really have no preference, so long as I can clearly make out what the reference is so I may access it for information.
Once again this is due on Dec12th by Midnight EST, worth 100 pts toward your final grade (in that respect worth twice as much as the midterm Essay). Remember, No late submissions will be accepted since Final grades need to be submitted shortly after the due date. Good Luck, and try to have some fun with this learning experience…use this assignment to find out something about cancer you never knew, but always wanted to…!!!