Motivation and emotion/Assessment/Chapter/2011/Feedback
book chapter exercise
The mean mark was 73.5 for 2013 (without late marks)and 71.4 (with late marks), 73/100 for 2011, and 72/100 for 2010.
One good way to get further feedback is to look through some of the very good chapters, such as:
- Achievement motivation
- Competitiveness and happiness
- Consumerism and emotion
- Emotional intelligence|
- Growth through adversity
- Handling stress
- Music and emotion
- Nature and psychological well-being
- Peer influence in adolescence
- Relationships and happiness
- Trauma recovery and growth
Also note the feedback that can be found on each chapter's talk page.
Below are some general comments about this exercise.
- Overall, the standard was high. Many embraced the exercise and provided interesting, indepth chapters which clearly embraced the self-help book theme and, in so doing, demonstrated a good understanding of relevant theory and research.
- The best chapters were build on a solid understanding of relevant emotion and/or motivation theory in relation to the specific topic of interest.
- The best chapters provided critical analysis of theory, based on research and relevant argument.
- The best chapters provided conceptual diagrams, examples, and/or case studies.
- This was probably the least well performed area. Not all chapters demonstrated clear evidence of a close reading of key research related to the topic area.
- Some chapters cited research but did not describe key studies in any particular depth (e.g,. methodology, results and implications).
- Some indicators of high performance in this area was reporting on results of meta-analyses, reporting about effect sizes, and including relevant summary tables and/or graphs about key research findings.
- The quality of written expression varied widely - from highly professional, polished writing in full APA style through to weaker chapters which often lacked proofreading, clarity, and APA style.
- The best chapters combined theory/research content with additional learning features, such as captioned images, interwiki links, quiz questions, and links to further resources, such as videos.
- Image captions: These ranged from non-existent to minimal to more richly informative. But, generally, too little information was provided in image captions.
- A focus on focus questions is the general introduction would have helped to improve many chapters.
- A focus on take-home messages in the summary section would have helped to improve many chapters.
- Rich formatting of the title heading was popular; in many cases this has been simplified to be compatible with book printing.
- Talk page engagement was often also a good indicator of the effort put into improving the expression of ideas to an audience.