Social psychology (psychology)/Assessment/Exam

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Overview[edit]

An end-of-unit exam is designed to assess knowledge of:

Lectures (x10; slides and (recorded) audio)
Tutorials (x5; Wikiversity pages; the last tutorial isn't assessable - it was about the assessments)
Readings (x13 textbook chapters + examinable e-reserve readings (i.e., environmental psychology))

Format[edit]

  1. 150 randomly-ordered multiple-choice questions in 180 minutes, with about 10 to 15 questions per major lecture/reading topic (with a mixture of easy, medium, and high difficulty items).
  2. As a rough guide, expect the weighting to be approximately lectures (40%), tutorials (10%), and readings (50%), but note that topics which are covered in lectures and readings are most likely to be assessed.
  3. Open-book - you can take in any hard-copy printed or written notes, including the textbook.

Practice exam questions[edit]

Textbook practice questions are available via the free textbook online resources at CengageNOW (requires purchasable access code)

Tips[edit]

  1. Probably the single best way of preparing is to try the chapter quizzes from the CengageNOW website (because a significant portion of the exam questions are likely to be drawn from the textbook's question bank).
  2. Try to quickly answer as many questions as possible, without looking at your materials (saves time), then go back to the questions which you think you can answer with the help of your materials with the remaining time.
  3. As you go through the exam paper, try to guess at least which topic the question belongs to - or where you might find the answer - this will make it easier when you come back to it.
  4. Rule out answers you don't think can be right - and at least guess an answer from the remaining possibilities for all remaining items.
  5. It might be quicker to answer each question on the question booklet, and then come back to filling out the answer sheet at the end - but be careful not to leave yourself short of time!
  6. It is assumed that you have engaged with and digested relations between social psychology and the three key multimedia features - i.e., Ghosts of Rwanda, The Australian Eye, and Social disengagement.

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