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Free Response Section Test Structure 2 Free Response (Essay) Questions Required to do both
Free Response Section Time Structure 50 minutes to complete both essays Can break up your time on the essays any way you want Watch your time. Don’t get caught short on essay #2
Free Response Question 2007 #1 1.Ellie, a new student at Skinner High School, is determined to make friends. When she attends the first psychology club meeting she finds herself in the room with twenty strangers who seem to know each other well. She plans to attend a few more meetings before deciding whether she will join. A. Demonstrate how each of the following could HELP play a role in Ellie’s quest for friendship. You may use a different example for each concept. Definitions will not score. The mere-exposure effect Mnemonic device Schachter two-factor theory Locus of control B. Demonstrate how each of the following could HINDER Ellie’s quest for friendship. You may use a different example for each concept. Definitions will not score. In-group bias Regression Operant conditioning Circadian rhythm. 50 pts for this question
Free Response Section Scoring Points are given for correct responses Points are not removed unless you contradict yourself Points for not removed for Handwriting/Spelling/Grammar
Free Response Section Helpful Hints – Before Writing – Read both essays; you can answer either first – Think through your answer before you start writing – If you are not sure about any part of an answer, take a logical guess.
Writing the Essays Format of the Answer – Write your answers in essay form. – DO NOT outline, write bullets, etc. – You don’t have to follow the format of the question. – Use paragraphs to separate the different sections – Underline key points and concepts – Define and give examples when possible
Writing the Essays Do not worry if you cannot answer all of the question Style does not get you points Avoid circular definitions Be complete but to the point DO NOT restate the question.
Writing the Essays Introductions and conclusions are NOT needed. Answer the question; don’t try to be cute Define any concepts in the question Write as if you were writing to an intelligent friend who knows nothing about Psychology.