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PSY305e Cognitive Psychology: Exploring the Mind Tutor-Marked Assignment 01 January 2018 PresentationPSY305e Tutor-Marked Assignment 01 January 2018 Semester SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUSS) Page 2 of 7 PSY305e TMA01: Encoding Specificity This tutor‐marked assignment (TMA) is worth 20% of the final mark for PSY305e Cognitive Psychology: Exploring the Mind. The word limit for this assignment is 1000 words. Please upload this assignment to Turnitin by Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 11:55pm. Multiple submissions are allowed before this cut-off time. TMA format [New! Please take note] • Cover page: Include your full name and student PI number (your TMA may not be graded if your instructor cannot identify you). • Use Times New Roman 12 point, double line spacing throughout. TMA submission – read these instructions carefully • Backup your TMA at all times. • Submit early and check the originality report for possible revision and resubmission. • Turnitin reports are generated immediately the first time but subsequent reports may take up to a day to generate. • Multiple submissions (overwriting earlier submissions) are allowed before the deadline, but no further submissions during the grace period or thereafter. • Upload TMA in Word document file only (not in PDF), and strictly follow the naming convention specified for TMA files (Non-compliance to these standards might lead to an admin fee and/or the TMA not be being marked). • Upload correct TMA file to the correct folder of the correct course. Admin fee applies to appeals to transfer files to correct folder. • 12-hour grace period after the deadline is for resolving technical problems encountered with submissions before the deadline. • In case of problems: Email Canvas Support [email protected] immediately (with relevant screenshots and your TMA attached) and follow up with Canvas Support before the grace period is over. • If there was no submission before the deadline, one late submission is allowed after the deadline for up to 1 week, after which no more late submissions will be allowed. • Automatic marks deduction applies after the 12-hour grace period (refer to the marks deduction scheme in the Student Handbook). With this automatic deduction, there will be no need to request for extensions from your tutor because your tutor does not have the mandate to over-ride the Canvas system settings. • Retain the Turnitin digital receipt as evidence of a successful submission. Appeals submitted without the Turnitin digital receipt will not be entertained. • View your submission immediately to ensure that the entire document has been uploaded completely and successfully.PSY305e Tutor-Marked Assignment 01 January 2018 Semester SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUSS) Page 3 of 7 Word Limit Please observe the word limit as writing succinctly is an important skill to acquire in academic writing. All text (including in-text citations) is included in the word count except the reference list, tables, figures, and appendices. Note that anything written beyond 10% of the word limit will not be marked. Referencing Follow the APA format as described in the “Guidance on Referencing in APA Format”. Appropriate in-text citations and an accurately formatted Reference section are expected. FIVE (5) marks have been allocated for this component. Information about the APA style and basic tutorials can be found in the APA website: http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx Plagiarism and Collusion The assignment is to be completed on your own. You may discuss the TMA with your coursemates, however, the assignment must be written up independently. Do not share your notes, draft or final TMA with anyone before the marked TMAs are returned to you. Avoid plagiarism by giving yourself sufficient time to research and understand the material so that you can write up your assignment in your own words. Quotations should be used sparingly. Simply citing the source of ‘copied’ chunks of text does not excuse it from plagiarism. Do ensure that any paraphrasing is done appropriately (even if you use text from your own work that you have submitted as part of another assignment of the same or another course). The University takes a very serious view of plagiarism (passing off someone else’s ideas as your own, or recycling of contents from your own earlier marked TMA from the same course or another course) and collusion (submitting an assignment which is the same or very similar to another student’s). Both are very serious academic offences. Please refer to the Student Handbook on the penalties of plagiarism or collusion. You are strongly advised to submit your TMA early, check the plagiarism report yourself, and if needed revise and resubmit your TMA before the submission deadline. English Competency English competency is an assessable component of all TMAs and 5% of the total marks for each TMA have been allocated to this component. It is important that you write clearly and accurately, using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling. Readings You should read the relevant sections of the textbook, CogLab, and iStudy Guide before you attempt your TMA. In addition, it is necessary to read beyond the course material in order to add depth to your write-up. You can access the additional references listed in the CogLab student manual for the CogLab experiment concerned. Additional reading material can also be accessed from the Library e-Resources (e.g., PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOK, and PsycINFO) or online journals can be easily accessed using the OneSearch function in Blackboard by simply entering key words to initiate a search. Google Scholar is another helpful source.PSY305e Tutor-Marked Assignment 01 January 2018 Semester SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUSS) Page 4 of 7 Note that newspaper articles, websites, and wikis, etc., are not considered appropriate sources of information for your assignment. TMA01 components • TMA01 assignment (90 marks) • Marks for class attendance (10 marks) Attend class and earn participation marks (5 marks) Alternative provision: If you are unable to attend class but would still like to earn the participation marks, you can choose to do so by submitting a 500-word critique in lieu. 2nd F2F (Week 4) Topic: Perceptual Errors Due: 11:55pm, Tues, Week 5 3rd F2F (Week 6)* Topic: Garden-path sentences and language understanding Due: 11:55pm, Tues, Week 7 * You will be credited with 5 marks in your TMA01 in advance for the 3rd F2F session in Week 6. However, if you do not attend the 3rd F2F session or choose not submit the written assignment in lieu of attending class by the specified deadline, 5 marks will be deducted from TMA02. Class attendance marks will only be credited with the submission of TMA01. Instructions for the written critique in lieu of attending the F2F sessions: • Copy-and-paste or present a screenshot of the Abstract of your chosen journal article from the Library eResources on the given topic. • Prepare a 500-word critique of your chosen article with supporting evidence (minimum of 2 journal articles from the Library eResources). • Present a full reference in APA format. • Email your written critique to your instructor by the specified due date. • Email subject heading: Participation marks for 2nd F2F (or 3rd F2F) • There is only a Pass/Fail result for this written critique (no feedback provided) and 5 marks will only be awarded for a Pass. Marks allocation at a glance TMA01 Marks Word limit Q1 8 200 Q2 7 Q3 65 800 Referencing 5 English competency 5 2nd F2F class attendance (Week 4) 5 3rd F2F class attendance (Week 6) 5* Total 100 1000 * You will be credited with 5 marks in your TMA01 in advance for the 3rd F2F session in Week 6. However, if you do not attend the 3rd F2F session or choose not submit the written assignment in lieu of attending class by the specified deadline, 5 marks will be deducted from TMA02. Class attendance marks will only be credited with the
submission of TMA01.PSY305e Tutor-Marked Assignment 01 January 2018 Semester SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUSS) Page 5 of 7 TMA01: Encoding Specificity Follow the login instructions on how to access the relevant CogLab experiment in PSY305 CogLab Instructions.pdf and complete the CogLab Encoding Specificity experiment before answering the following questions. Question 1 (8 marks) State the following: • Two independent variables and the levels within each variable [Hint: If, for example, “gender” is the independent variable, then “male” and “female” are the levels within the variable.] • Dependent variable • Predicted outcome (experimental and null hypotheses) Question 2 (7 marks) Present a screenshot of your results (graph) and a screenshot of the global data (graph), and compare the results. Determine whether or not the individual and global data support the experimental hypothesis. [Word limit for Q1 and Q2 = 200] How to access the individual and global data:PSY305e Tutor-Marked Assignment 01 January 2018 Semester SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUSS) Page 6 of 7 Question 3 (65 marks) Examine the experimental rationale behind the CogLab Encoding Specificity experiment and discuss the implications of research in this field and how they can be applied to help students, possibly like yourself, achieve better academic results? [Word limit = 800] Readings: • Relevant sections of the textbook on encoding specificity and related topics • Using the Library eResources under Canvas OneSearch, find at least five (5) relevant journal articles and incorporate them in your discussion. References (5 marks) The References section lists the full reference of all sources cited or referred to in the assignment. There should be a minimum of five (5) references listed. There will be no awarding of 1, 2, or 3 marks. 5 marks: Perfect in-text citations and reference list (minimum of 5 references cited). 4 marks: 1 or 2 minor stylistic or formatting errors (minimum of 5 references cited). 0 marks: Fails to meet the above requirements. Notes: • Refer to the referencing guide entitled “Guidance on Referencing in APA Format”. • The heading “References” should be centred on the page. • Present the reference list in alphabetical order. • Do not number the reference items/entries. • Observe the hanging indentation (i.e., if the reference goes on to a second line, the second line onwards must be indented). • Use double line spacing. • Note the correct order of information to be presented in each entry starting with the author’s surname, comma, followed by the author’s initials (note full stops, letter spacing, and commas where applicable especially if there is more than 1 author), year of publication in brackets, full stop, book title in italics (only the first word of the book title starts with a capital letter) or journal article title not in italics (only the first word of the article title starts with a capital letter), etc. (refer to the referencing guide). English competency (5 marks) 5 marks: Extremely well-written with no grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors. 4 marks: Well-written with one or two grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors. 3 marks: Fairly well-written but with a number of grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors. 2 marks: Poorly written with grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors which affect coherence. 0-1 mark: Badly written with serious grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors. Class attendance (10 marks) 5 marks: Attend the 2nd F2F or submit the written critique in lieu. 5 marks: Advance credit for 3rd F2F attendance.PSY305e Tutor-Marked Assignment 01 January 2018 Semester SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUSS) Page 7 of 7 Generic Band Descriptors for Students Excellent answer • shows a clear and thorough understanding of the topic concerned by covering relevant points accurately and comprehensively in a well-structured, focused and cohesive manner • provides excellent illustrations/examples/supporting evidence • shows very strong evidence of critical thinking/analysis and in-depth understanding • goes beyond expectation and shows original thinking Good to Very Good answer • shows a good to very good understanding of the topic concerned by covering relevant points accurately in a well-structured, focused and cohesive manner • provides good illustrations/examples/supporting evidence • shows good evidence of critical thinking/analysis and in-depth understanding Fair answer • shows a fair understanding of the topic concerned by covering relevant points adequately, but may not always be well structured, focused and cohesive • provides adequate illustrations or examples, however, they may not always be appropriate • shows little evidence of critical thinking/analysis and lacks in-depth understanding Weak answer • shows only rudimentary understanding of the topic concerned and only manages to cover a relevant point or two adequately, but is not well structured, focused and cohesive • attempts to provide illustrations or examples, however, they are generally inappropriate or irrelevant • shows no evidence of critical thinking • may contain inaccuracies and omissions Poor answer (borderline pass) • does not show adequate understanding of the topic concerned and may not sufficiently cover any of the relevant points • does not provide illustrations or examples • tends to be descriptive and may be off-point • contains errors and misconceptions Fail (less than 40%) • shows very little understanding of the topic concerned and does not cover any of the relevant points • fails to provide illustrations or examples • attempts to describe but is off-point • contains serious errors and misconceptions Bad Fail (less than 15%) • shows no understanding of the question • some marks may be awarded if there is evidence that some effort was made to make sense of the question — End of TMA —

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