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Final Exam

The final exam is worth 30% of your final grade in the course. The final exam assesses only the material covered in the last two theoretical sections of the course, Sections IV and V. You must achieve at least 50% on the final exam and a composite grade of at least 50% to receive credit for Psychology 406.

Composition of the Exam

The final exam comprises two parts. Part A consists of six short–answer questions that test your knowledge of Sections IV and V. Each question will focus on content identified under the “Key Terms and Concepts” in the study units. The questions will be similar in format to those in Part A of the midterm exam.

As in the midterm exam, Part B of the final exam consists of short–essay questions. These questions require integration and synthesis of material about the theoretical models. You will respond to two of the three questions provided. Your short–essay answers should demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and critical analysis of the relevant theories and techniques, as well as the key terms and concepts.

The final exam is completed online, in a closed–book, invigilated format.

Specific Grading Criteria

Part A

Your grade for Part A will reflect your mastery of both the content and meaning of the course material, as well as your ability to provide appropriate examples. Figure 1: Overall Grading Taxonomy (found in the Midterm Exam section of this Manual) identifies the expectations associated with these levels of learning. Each question will be worth 10 marks and will be graded as indicated. Part A is worth 60%.

Level of Learning     Weight
(10 marks total)
knowledge 6 marks basic content covered
comprehension 4 marks demonstrated understanding of meaning

Part B

Your grade for Part B will reflect your knowledge and comprehension of the material, as well as your ability to critically analyze, synthesize, and evaluate various components of the theories and techniques studied. Each short–essay question will be worth 20 marks and will be graded as indicated. Part B is worth 40%.

Level of Learning Weight
(20 marks total)
knowledge comprehension 12 marks basic content covered
application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation (where appropriate)   8 marks higher-order cognitive learning demonstrated

While no specific marks are assigned for style, you must organize your responses in a systematic fashion and use essay style. Your tutor may deduct up to 3 marks per question for poor organization and style.

If you have questions about any of the assignments or grading criteria described in this Manual, please contact your tutor before you begin the evaluation components. Enjoy the learning process!

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