How to study and write for Psychology
Advice on Note-taking,Reading and Studying in Psy 100
Notetaking is an acquired skill! See what the psychologist says.
Notetaking and Reading Strategies
Find out how to improve not only notetaking but the "recall" of psy lecture notes.
Study Tips for Introduction to Psychology
First hint: Studying is not the same as reading! Scroll down to see a sample compare-contrast chart, also known as a matrix. It shows how to study 2 different concepts in a Psy chapter.
Tips on Taking Multiple-Choice Tests
In preparing for the exam, simulate the required behavior. Includes what to do if more than one answer seems correct!
Organize psy with running concept lists. Don't know what this is? See examples here.
Psychology Study Tips Word doc
7 tips. Includes using tables to help you remember concepts.
Study Tips for Social Psychology 210
Skip the metaphors and go straight to the good stuff - Study Tips, i.e. Avoid being a human tape-recorder during lectures.
Memory and Test Preparation Strategies
Strategies along with sample psych questions: multiple choice, true/false, fill ins and essay.
The Cornell Note Taking System
This shows how the test questions for the psych lecture on memory are included in the left hand column of the Cornell notes.
Mathematics Test - Psychology
Gosh. There's math in everything. Here is a pre-test of the kinds of math needed in Psy. No knowlege of psy needed. Results suggests math modules to review for psychology.
Taking essay exams PDF file
Gives a sample psychology essay question. Then analyzes the questions and gives suggestions for how to answer the essay question.
Psychology with Style
A Hypertext Writing Guide.
Where to Start
Writing for Psychology is very different. It may combine elements of social analysis, natural sciences and mathematics all in one. Here's how to get started.
Sample APA Paper for Students Interested in Learning APA Style 6th Edition PDF file
Here is a model WITH explanations for each part. Does not include an actual paper. Instead it explains what the parts of a part and the APA style needed. Print this out as a guide for all of your Psy papers!
Writing in APA Style (6th Edition)
Print this guideline for your papers. No more MLA style for Psychology.
Writing in Psychology Courses
What is APA? Do I use this for my bibliography? Oh,oh. It says don't rely on Internet resources!
Writing a psychology literature review PDF file
Did you know that there are 2 main approaches to writing a lit review in psychology?