The memory process paper

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Individual Assignment: The Memory Process Paper (100 points).

 Due Week VI, Day 4 

Locate and complete a memory test. Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyze the results of your memory test. You should have a minimum of three scholarly sources for this assignment.Scholarly sources are Peer Reviewed Journals: Dictionaries, Wikepedia, etc.  are not scholarly sources and will not count  towards the required number of references.

Avoid writing this from the first person, this is a research paper.

 As a part of your analysis, you must address the following:

  • Explain the concepts of working memory, short-term memory, and long

  term memory.

  • Describe your selected test and your results.
  • Explain the role of encoding and retrieval in the memory process and how

  they relate to your selected test and your results.

  • Evaluate variables associated with encoding information and ease of retrieval as they relate to your selected test and your results.

Week VI: Memory Process Paper - Individual Assignment

Scoring Rubric (100 points)- PSYCH 550

Content

60 Points

Points Earned

Additional Comments:

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

Locate and complete a memory test. Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyze the results of your memory test.

You should have a minimum of three scholarly sources for this assignment.  As a part of your analysis, you must address the following:

Explain the concepts of working memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory.

Describe your selected test and your results.

Explain the role of encoding and retrieval in the memory process and how they relate to your selected test and your results.

Evaluate variables associated with encoding information and ease of retrieval as  they relate to your selected test and your results.

The content is comprehensive, accurate, and /or persuasive.

The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.

Major points are stated clearly and are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis.

Organization / Development

20 Points

Points Earned

Additional Comments:

The paper has a structure that is clear, logical, and easy to follow.

The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience.

The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.

The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Transitions between sentences/paragraphs/sections aid in maintaining the flow of thought.

The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

Mechanics

20 Points

Points Earned

Additional Comments:

The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices follow APA guidelines for format.

Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines.

The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and varied.

Spelling is correct.

Total

100 Points

Points Earned

Additional Comments:

 

Possible sources of memory tests are posted below,, you may use whatever you choose and do not need to choose from this list.

The list below is not exhaustive, it is simply offered to assist in searching for a memory test. 

http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/memory/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/memory/

http://www.apa.org/topics/topiclearning.html

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/completetopiclist.aspx

http://health.nih.gov/topic/Memory/BrainandNervousSystem

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/memory.html

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/memory-loss/ha00001

http://www.aarp.org/health/healthyliving/brain_health/

http://www.faceblind.org/facetests/

http://www.faceblind.org/

http://www.memoryarena.com/

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