How to study and write for Psychology

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Advice on Note-taking,Reading and Studying in Psy 100
Notetaking is an acquired skill! See what the psychologist says.
http://psych.utoronto.ca/~psy100/Handbookw2004/17studyhints.htm
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.
http://internal.psychology.illinois.edu/~lyubansk/Therapy/Tips.htm
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!
http://www.socialpsychology.org/testtips.htm
Psychology Study Tips   Word doc Word doc
7 tips. Includes using tables to help you remember concepts.
http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/docs/1195/175719/PSYCHOLOGY_study_tips.doc
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.
http://homepages.dordt.edu/lantinga/studytips_social.htm
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.
http://www.temple.edu/rcc/NoteTaking/cornellnotetakingmethod.htm
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.
http://cstl.syr.edu/fipse/pretests/PsychTest/Psych3.html
Taking essay exams   PDF file PDF file
Gives a sample psychology essay question. Then analyzes the questions and gives suggestions for how to answer the essay question.
http://web.psych.washington.edu/writingcenter/writingguides/pdf/essays.pdf
Psychology
Know the difference between a research paper and a reaction paper? What is a literature review. Find out the strategies needed for each kind of writing.
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/psychology/
Psychology with Style
A Hypertext Writing Guide.
http://www.uwsp.edu/psych/apa4b.htm
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.
http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/psychology/started.html
Sample APA Paper for Students Interested in Learning APA Style 6th Edition   PDF file 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!
http://my.ilstu.edu/~jhkahn/APAsample.pdf
Writing in APA Style (6th Edition)
Print this guideline for your papers. No more MLA style for Psychology.
http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/psychology/psychapa.html
Writing in Psychology Courses
What is APA? Do I use this for my bibliography? Oh,oh. It says don't rely on Internet resources!
http://www.marquette.edu/wac/departmental/MarquetteUniversityWritinginPsychologyCourses.shtml
Writing a psychology literature review   PDF file PDF file
Did you know that there are 2 main approaches to writing a lit review in psychology?
http://web.psych.washington.edu/writingcenter/writingguides/pdf/litrev.pdf
Terms used in Psychology Writing Assignments   PDF file PDF file
Why are profs so picky? Better learn the difference, so I can answer the right questions!
http://web.psych.washington.edu/writingcenter/writingguides/pdf/define.pdf