psychology introduction essay

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The purpose of this writing assignment is to assess your knowledge of Psychology and your ability to apply that knowledge to situations in life.

1) Describe and explain (in your own words) four important facts, concepts, or theories you have learned in chapters 6, 7, or 8.

2) For each of the four, explain in some detail why you found it interesting and useful.

3) For two of the facts/concepts/theories, discuss in some detail how what you learned can be applied to specific aspects of life (e.g., how could you use the information you learned to understand, problem-solve, or improve situations in your life or others.)

Additional information:

1) Essay should be 3-4 page, longer then 4 pages and you will have 2 points deducted.

2) Complete this writing assignment in essay format (e.g. include an introduction & conclusion paragraph).

3) Use standard formatting (12pt font, Times New Roman, double spaced, 1 inch margins).

4) Upload only as a word document to Canvas.

5) Submit by midnight on date due. If you submit at 12:01 or later, you will have 5 points deducted.  Your assignment will have 10 points deducted when it is more then 2 weeks late.

6) Please see the writing center if you had difficulties with grammar/structure on your last writing assignment.


Rubric for the Writing Assignment 

Content Knowledge

Above Proficient: All four concepts and other content are described and explained correctly.

Proficient: All four concepts and other content are described and explained mostly correctly, with only minor errors.

Below Proficient: Some significant errors in description and explanation of concepts and/or some concepts are missing.

Relevance

Above Proficient: For all four concepts, a clear and complete explanation is presented for why the concept was interesting or useful.

Proficient: Explanation for why the concepts were interesting or useful is mostly clear and complete.

Below Proficient: Explanation for why the concepts were interesting or useful is not clear or complete.

3 分

Application – Concept 1

Above Proficient: Application of content to
problem is complete and/or appropriate, and sophisticated.

Proficient: Application of content to
problem is mostly complete, correct, and/or appropriate.

Below Proficient: Application of content to
problem is incomplete, incorrect, and/or inappropriate.

Application – Concept 2

Above Proficient: Application of content to
problem is complete and/or appropriate, and sophisticated.

Proficient: Application of content to
problem is mostly complete, correct, and/or appropriate.

Below Proficient: Application of content to
problem is incomplete, incorrect, and/or inappropriate.

Writing

Above Proficient: Writing is clear and relevant, with no grammatical and/or spelling errors – polished and professional.

Proficient: Most ideas are stated clearly and are related to the topic, with only minor grammatical and/or spelling errors.

Below Proficient: Many ideas require clarification and/or are off-topic or have marginal relevance to the assignment. Many grammatical and/or spelling errors throughout the paper.

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