Week 6 Assignment:
Title: Week Six Assignment: Learning and Motivation 100 pts.
Due Date: End of Week 6
After thoroughly reviewing readings, lecture notes, and websites, complete the following assignment:
Annotated Bibliography within Sport Psychology
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to expose students to a psychological skills topic of Learning and Motivation. You are asked to obtain two (2) empirical articles (i.e., research article which reports the results of a study that uses data derived from actual observation or experimentation) directly related to learning and motivation . Please review articles which are not presented in our SPHS505 coursework. Avoid reviewing websites. Suggestion – you may want to use APUS Online Library to locate these literary sources (i.e., academic journal publications).
For each article, write an annotated bibliography . Additional information re: composing an annotated bibliography — http://apus.libguides.com/c.php?g=241212&p=1606017#14503744
Then, integrate the findings from each annotated bibliography into a summary report detailing the knowledge you have gained about learning and motivation .
Process for completing this assignment :
-Select a psychological skills topic dealing with Learning and Motivation.
-Locate two (2) empirical studies from scholarly academic journal articles websites, which test principles related to that topic you personally selected
(i.e., articles should be published from 1995 to present time). Example of an academic journal publication is: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Suggestion: Use ‘APUS Library’ (see tab on left side of SPHE505 Home page) in order to review academic journal publications.
-For each selected article , write a one-page annotated bibliography (i.e., approximately 150 words) detailing: reference, in American Psychological Association (APA) format, purpose, hypotheses, sample, measures, procedures, design, statistical results, interpretation of results, practical implications, and scholarly implications (e.g., suggestions for future research). Avoid presenting direct quotes from a publication’s abstract. Paraphrase information from each of the reviewed articles.
-Compose a summary paragraph from the two academic articles reviewed detailing your knowledge gained about learning and motivation (i.e., integrate the results of these studies; avoid writing two separate summaries).
Additional information re: composing an annotated bibliography — http://apus.libguides.com/writing/tips/annotatedbib
Submit your assignment as an attachment in a single MS Word (doc., docx.) document titled “Your Last Name – Week 6: Review” For example, the MS Word document would be titled: Johnson – Week 6: Review. Remember to include an APA formatted Title page with your submission (see “Resources” — tab on left side of SPHS505 home page; for information concerning “APA Documentation”). Avoid typing your entire assignment in the text box provided within each assignment.
Please see “Policy” (see tabs on left side of course’s home page) to review policies concerning Plagiarism .
Content/Subject Knowledge Exemplary Accomplished Developing Beginning 50-45 points 44-40 points 39-30 points 29-0 points Student exhibits a defined and clear understanding of the assignment explaining learning and motivation through the selection of two (2) empirical studies that clearly identifies the : reference in APA format, purpose, hypotheses, sample, measures, procedures, design, statistical results, interpretation of results, practical implications, scholarly implications, and summary. Establishes a good comprehension of the topic identifying two (2) studies in APA format and a summary that includes nine of the following: purpose, hypotheses, sample, measures, procedures, design, statistical results, interpretation of results, practical implications, scholarly implications, Student exhibits a basic understanding of the intended assignment, but the two (2) studies lack details in half of: purpose, hypotheses, sample, measures, procedures, design, statistical results, interpretation of results, practical implications, scholarly implications, Exhibits a limited or no understanding of the assignment. Student does not understand how to complete an annotated bibliography, including the presenting of work in APA format. Critical Thinking Skills Exemplary Accomplished Developing Beginning 25-20 points 19-15 points 14-10 points 9-0 points Student demonstrates a higher-level of critical thinking necessary for 500 level work, including using examples and relating theory to practical situations, especially in the creation of a summary for each bibliography. Student exhibits a good command of critical thinking skills in the presentation of material and supporting statements using an example or explaining theoretical concepts. Student takes a common, conventional approach explaining attributions without examples and documentation. Student demonstrates beginning understanding of key concepts, but overlooks critical details. Learner is unable to apply information in a problem-solving fashion. Student presents confusing statements and facts in assignment. No evidence or little semblance of critical thinking skills. Writing Conventions (Grammar & Mechanics) Exemplary Accomplished Developing Beginning 25-20 points 19-15 points 14-10 points 9-0 points Student demonstrates an excellent command of grammar, as well as presents research in a clear and concise writing style. Presents a thorough, extensive understanding of word usage. Student uses APA formatted in-text documentation and for each of the two (2) references. Assignment is at least two pages in length, error-free, and reflects student’s ability to prepare a high-quality academic assignment. Student provides an effective display of good writing and grammar. Assignment reflects student’s ability to select appropriate word usage and present an above average presentation of a given topic or issue. Assignment appears to be well written, 1-2 pages in length, with no more than 5 errors, including efforts with APA formatted documentation and referencing. Assignment reflects basic writing and grammar, but contains more than 5 errors. Student does not apply correct APA documentation or referencing format. Length is less than four pages. Topics, concepts, and ideas are not coherently discussed or expressed in assignment of one page. No understanding of APA requirements in documentation and referencing is displayed.