|AssignmentsAssignment Preparation and Submission Instructions|
PSYC 2131: Introduction to Childhood and Adolescence has four assignments. Each assignment is divided into various parts, which include questions assessing your understanding of your course text material, responses to exploratory activities you are asked to complete, and discussion postings.
Preparing Your Assignments
The following suggestions will help you to prepare your course assignments successfully. Read them carefully before you begin:
- Refer to the Suggested Schedule for direction as to when to submit each assignment. While you are free to work through the course at your own pace, you will learn more effectively and increase your likelihood of success if you spread the work out evenly throughout the duration of the course.
Note: If your goal is to complete the course in 16 weeks, you should meet the timetable set out in the Suggested Schedule.
- Read all assignment directions and questions before you begin preparing your answers.
- Multiple questions can be answered by including the question number and the letter of your selected answer, e.g., 1. A; 2. B.; etc.
- Ensure that you develop your answers to the written questions using your own words. Do not provide answers that include information copied directly from your course material. While it can be a difficult process, writing answers that express concepts and issues in your own words has direct learning benefits: this strategy will ensure that you understand the course material at a deep level, and it will increase the likelihood that you will remember the information.
- Be sure that your assignments are clearly written and that the material is organized in a logical fashion, using correct sentence and paragraph structure. Be sure to double space your lines and include your name and the assignment number at the top of the first page.
- Proofread your final copy. Although electronic spell checkers will find most errors, they are not foolproof and can, at times, mislead you. It is still necessary to proofread your work to catch certain types of mistakes and grammatical errors. By correcting your grammar and spelling errors, you can polish your assignments and bring clarity to your ideas.
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