- BLOA: Biological level of analysis
- CLOA: Cognitive level of analysis
- Course guidelines
- Course outline: Year II
- Paper III
- Research & Design
- SCLOA: Sociocultural level of analysis
Top marks: RQ is clearly stated in the introduction and sharply focused making effective treatment possible within the word limit.
Top marks: The context of the research question is clearly demonstrated. The introduction clearly explains the significance of the topic
and why it is worthy of investigation.
Top marks: An imaginative range of appropriate sources has been consulted, and relevant material has been carefully selected. The investigation has been well planned.
Top marks: The essay demonstrates a very good knowledge and understanding of the topic studied. Where appropriate, the essay clearly and precisely locates the investigation in an academic context.
Top marks: Ideas are presented clearly and in a logical and coherent manner. The essay succeeds in developing a reasoned and convincing argument in relation to the RQ.
Top marks: The essay shows effective and sophisticated application of appropriate analytical and evaluative skills.
Top marks: The language used communicates clearly and precisely. Psychological terminology is used accurately, with skill and understanding.
Top marks: An effective conclusion is clearly stated; it is relevant to the RQ and consistent with the evidence presented in the essay. It should include unresolved questions related to the investigation where appropriate.
Focus on the extent to which the layout, organization, appearance and formal elements of the essay consistently follows a standard format: Title page, table of contents, page numbers, illustrative material, quotations, documentation (including references, citations and bibliography) and appendices (if used).
Top marks: The formal presentation is excellent.
Top marks: All the requirements of the abstract are met:(1) clear statement of RQ, (2) how the investigation was undertaken, and (3) the conclusion. Abstract may not exceed 300 words.
Top marks: The essay shows considerable evidence of intellectual initiative, depth of understanding and insight.