Motivation and emotion/Assessment/Topic

Topic development - Guidelines
Chapter plan and user page

Overview edit

  • Weight: 10%
  • Due: Week 04 Fri 9am 25 Aug 2023
  • Build editing skills, create a Wikiversity user page, and develop a plan for the book chapter (title/sub-title, headings, overview, key points, figure, learning feature, resources, references, user page, and at least 3 social contributions)
  • Follow the instructions and address the marking criteria

Marking and feedback edit

  • Submissions will be marked according to the marking criteria
  • Feedback will be provided to guide book chapter drafting
  • Marks and feedback should be returned within 3 weeks of the due date
    • Marks will be available via UCLearn - keep an eye on Announcements
    • Written feedback will be available via the topic's Wikiversity discussion page
  • Follow-up if you don't understand the feedback

Extensions and late submissions edit

  • No extensions or late submissions are accepted for this exercise
  • If you don't submit this assessment on time, withdrawal from the unit before Census Date is recommended

Learning outcomes edit

How the learning outcomes are addressed by this assessment exercise:

Learning outcome Assessment task
Integrate theories and current research towards explaining the role of motivation and emotions in human behaviour. Identify the main psychological theories and peer-reviewed research which can be used to explain a specific motivation or emotion topic.
Critically apply knowledge of motivation or emotion to an indepth understanding of a specific topic in this field. Propose how psychological knowledge can be applied to a specific topic to improve motivational and emotional lives.

Graduate attributes edit

How the graduate attributes are addressed by this assessment exercise:

Graduate attribute Assessment task
Be professional - communicate effectively Communicate your ideas by sharing a chapter plan; provide feedback on other plans.
Be professional - display initiative and drive, and use organisation skills to plan and manage workload Get organised by selecting a topic and submitting an on-time chapter plan.
Be a lifelong learner - evaluate and adopt new technology Learn how to edit in a collaborative, online environment.

Instructions edit

  • Develop a chapter plan which consists of:
    1. Title and sub-title
    2. Headings
    3. Overview
    4. Key points with citations
    5. 1+ relevant figure(s)
    6. 1+ learning feature
    7. 6+ references
    8. 4+ resources
      • 2+ internal links (1 to Wikipedia and 1 to a Wikiversity page)
      • 2+ external links (to external resources)
    9. User page self-introduction which links to the chapter being worked on and other profiles
    10. Social contributions summary with direct links to evidence on user page (1 direct edit, 1 talk page comment, and 1 discussion or social media #emot23 post
  • Generative AI may be used with appropriate acknowledgement
  • Length (Word count): There is no minimum or maximum length for this assessment exercise. The top-ranked 2022 topic development examples ranged from 875 to 2873 words (average 1681)
Quickstart tip:
Add this template to create an initial structure:
Copy {{subst:ME/BCS}}
Go to the target chapter page,
click "Edit source", paste, then "Publish"

Marking criteria edit


Title and sub-title (10%) edit

  • Approved title and sub-title in list of topics, with hyperlink to author user page
  • Correct title and sub-title (wording, sentence casing, punctuation, spacing etc.) is shown at the top of the page
  • See examples

Headings (10%) edit

  • Use the standard headings recommended in the book chapter template (i.e., Overview, Conclusion, References, See also, External links)
  • Provide 3 to 6 informative and correctly formatted top-level headings between the Overview and Conclusion. These sections may each contain 2 to 5 sub-headings (i.e., avoid sections which only contain 1 sub-heading). Headings should use sentence casing (see also heading casing)
  • See examples

Overview (10%) edit

  • A scenario or case study (real or fictional) in a feature box
  • At least 3 dot points outlining the "problem" (i.e., explain the key concepts and importance of the topic) which will be expanded into sentences and paragraphs for the book chapter
  • 3 to 5 focus questions that unpack the topic and address the sub-title in a feature box
  • See examples

Key points (10%) edit

  • Provide at least 3 key points per section (i.e., per heading or sub-heading) which summarise psychological science (theory and research) about the topic, including key citations
  • Overview relevant theory(ies)
  • Overview key research
  • Provide at least 1 key point before branching into sub-sections
  • Provide at least 3 key points for sections which do not branch into sub-sections
  • Focus on addressing the problem (i.e., is the proposed content answering the question in the sub-title?)
  • See examples

Figure (10%) edit

  • Display at least 1 relevant figure. See example.
  • Provide a descriptive caption underneath the figure
  • Number each figure sequentially (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2 etc.)
  • Cite each figure at least once in the main text (e.g., see Figure 1)
  • Optimise image display size to make it easy view (i.e., not too big or too small)
  • See examples

Learning feature (10%) edit

  • Include at least 1 learning feature with customised content out of:
    • Another scenario/case study: In addition to the scenario/case study in the Overview, provide a follow-up or second scenario/case study in the main body in a feature box
    • Embed internal (wiki) links for keywords to further info:
      • At least 1 embedded link to a relevant book chapter
      • At least 1 embedded link to a relevant Wikipedia article
  • Quiz question with correct and incorrect answers
    • Table with an APA style caption
  • See examples

References (10%) edit

  • Provide at least 6 APA style references for peer-reviewed sources. These sources should be cited at least once in the key points.
  • Include a balance of key theoretical and key research articles
  • See examples

Resources (10%) edit

  • See also: Provide 2+ internal (wiki) links (1 to a Wikiversity article; 1 to a Wikipedia article)
    • Provide at least 1 bullet-pointed:
    • The linked text is the name of the target page using sentence casing
    • Include the source in parentheses after the link (e.g., Book chapter, 2023)
  • External links: Provide 2+ external links to key internet resources
    • Provide at least 2 bullet-pointed external links to key internet resources (not Wikiversity or Wikipedia or academic articles)
    • The linked text is the name of the target page using sentence casing
    • Include the source in parentheses after the link (e.g., Wikipedia)
  • See examples

User page (10%) edit

  • Wikiversity user page has been created
  • User page provides information about yourself
  • Recommended headings:
    • About me
    • Book chapter I'm working on
    • Social contributions
  • Consider linking to your other online profiles
  • See examples

Social contribution (10%) edit

  • On your Wikiversity user page, summarise and link to direct evidence that you have made at least 3 types of contributions:
    • directly edited at least 1 other topic page (2023 or previous)
    • provided feedback on a topic talk page (2023 or previous)
    • posted to the UCLearn discussion forum or contributed to the #emot23 Twitter hashtag
  • More info
  • See examples

Grade descriptions edit

This section describes typical characteristics of topic developments at each grade level, based on the marking criteria.

Grade Description
HD (High Distinction) A clear, complete, easy to understand plan is presented. Considerable depth and breadth of theoretical and research knowledge of the topic is demonstrated via the scope and detail within the plan. All recommended sections are provided. The development of the plan illustrates that the author has actively engaged in developing skills required for collaborative online writing and editing (e.g., interwiki links are provided for key terms, responses are made to comments on the chapter talk page). There are citations to more than 6 key academic sources with references provided in APA style. The author introduces themself on their Wikiversity user page and summarises and provides directly verifiable evidence of editing another chapter, comment provided on another chapter's talk page, and posting to the discussion forum and/or using the hashtag on social media.
DI (Distinction) A very good, understandable plan is presented. The plan includes key relevant theory and research, with relevant references. The material is well organised into sections, with minimal spelling and grammar issues. There is good evidence that the author has developed the capacity to work effectively in the collaborative editing environment. The author's user page is set up and links to evidence of social contributions. However, there is at least 1 area for improvement.
CR (Credit) A competent plan is presented. The plan includes the main ideas and sections necessary for developing a good chapter about the topic. Some aspects of the plan, however, may be missing, limited, or problematic. For example, the headings and structure may be under-developed, the reference list may indicate a lack of depth in investigation of the topic, use of wiki links and/or images could often be improved, and/or user page set-up feedback about other chapters may not have been completed.
P (Pass) A basic, sufficient plan is presented, however there may be incomplete coverage of relevant theory and research, and/or a lack of depth or breadth in conceptualising the chapter. The chapter plan covers basic theory and research about the topic, but lacks detail about how the concepts will be brought together to help address the topic. A basic heading structure is presented, but is likely to need more sections and/or improved formatting or organisation. Spelling and grammar problems are often evident. Citation and referencing tends to be missing or limited in scope and quality (e.g., top peer-reviewed citations about the topic haven't been cited). These plans usually have very brief edit histories (e.g., less than 24 hours) and are often noticeably shorter than plans which attract higher grades. Authors often haven't set up an informative user page or provided evidence of engagement with the development of other chapter plans.
F (Fail) The plan is insufficient and/or incomplete. Major gaps and/or errors in content are evident. Little evidence of awareness of relevant theory, research, and use of peer-reviewed references. These plans typically have under-developed heading structures and do not illustrate the use of key editing skills. Written expression is often undermined by poor spelling and/or grammar. These plans typically have very brief editing histories (e.g., consist of a few, last minute edits). There is generally no evidence of active engagement with the development of other chapters.

Examples edit

Examples of topic development submissions which received 100% - links go to snapshots of pages as submitted. Note, however, that


Licensing edit

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See also edit