The “newspaper style” report is an assignment that forms part of the Brain and Behaviour module offered to undergraduate Psychology students in their final year. Students are asked to write a report on a current ‘hot’ topic within the field of field of neuroscience, the topic being chosen from a list of options, that is appropriate for publication in a newspaper or online magazine.
The assignment allows students the opportunity to demonstrate literature research skills and their ability to translate a complex set of ideas into a readily understandable form aimed at the non-specialist reader. In addition to providing accurate information, students are encouraged to be creative in their presentation. Below are two great articles written in very different styles and addressing two very different topics:
1. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: the Ladette Legacy? – Joanne Pritchard
2. Are we biologically pre-disposed to believe in God? – Clayton Clough
3. Bankers behaving badly? – Robert Smith
4. The Jewels of Fatherhood
For further information about the Brain and Behaviour module, you can contact Lynne on firstname.lastname@example.org