In this assignment you will evaluate the pros and cons of using non-human primates as medical test subjects. This will help you apply your knowledge of primate taxonomy to real-world contexts, explore the scientific evidence used to support both sides of this debate, and practice your scientific evaluation skills. You will be submitting the assignment in two parts: a Draft and a Final version (see details under the Submission heading).
Write a 4 – 5 page essay that includes:
A summary of at least two advantages and two disadvantages of using non-human primates as medical test subjects, based on your review of the relevant scientific literature (about 1 page in length);
. A discussion of at least two lines of scientific evidence used to support primate medical testing, and at least two lines of scientific evidence used to condemn the practice (about 2 pages in length);
An argument for or against primate medical testing, based on your evaluation of the supporting scientific evidence (about 1 – 2 pages in length).
This essay is worth 60 points and will be graded on mechanics and content according to the Rubric provided below. Your essay is expected to meet the following requirements:
Essay is 4 – 5 pages in length, typed, double-spaced with one-inch margins and 12-point font
You will need access to word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Google Docs) to complete your essay. As a PCC student, you can get Microsoft Office 365
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Sentences are organized into paragraphs that are clear and concise with few grammatical errors, misspelled words and/or typos.
For help identifying and correcting grammatical issues in your essay, I encourage you to make a virtual appointment to review drafts with tutors at the PCC Writing Center
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. I am also happy to review drafts that are submitted via email using the CANVAS Inbox at least 48 hours before the scheduled due date.
Information is presented in your own words, with in-text citations and a Works Cited section in APA format to identify the original sources. Your Works Cited section is NOT counted as part of the 4 – 5- page length requirement.
You can learn more about the APA format for in-text citations and the Works Cited sections by accessing the PCC Library’s APA Citation Style Page
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At least 4 sources of information are cited in your essay and identified in a Works Cited section. At least 2 of these sources must be academic literature (i.e. articles in peer-reviewed academic journals). You may include any of the relevant class readings as part of your 4 required sources.
To find relevant sources of information, try some keyword searches using the PCC Library Online Databases
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