Motivation and emotion/Assessment/Topic/Feedback

Topic development - General feedback

This page summarises common feedback for the topic development exercise.

Title and sub-title edit

  1. Title and sub-title should match the exact wording and casing listed in the book table of contents
  2. Don't display user name – authorship is as per the page's editing history (likely to have multiple authors)

Headings edit

  1. The best structures were typically 2-levels with 3 to 6 main body top-level headings between the Overview and Conclusion and, for longer sections, 3 to 6 sub-headings
  2. The best structures exhibited close alignment between the sub-title question(s), focus questions, and top-level headings
  3. Stronger topic development proposals tended to use more descriptives headings, however weren't complicated (e.g., a reader shouldn't have to vertically scroll on a desktop/laptop computer to read the table of contents)
  4. Headings should use sentence casing (i.e., lower-case except for the first letter and proper nouns)

Overview edit

  1. The best topic developments included a scenario, an image, key points, and well-honed focus questions
  2. Start the overview with a scenario or case study in a feature box with an image to help attract reader interest

Key points edit

  1. The best submissions provided key points with citations that covered key psychological theory and research
  2. Some topic development proposals had limited development of key points, indicating little understanding of the topic
  3. The Conclusion (the most important section) was often underdeveloped
  4. When a section has sub-sections, provide an introductory paragraph before the first sub-heading

Figure edit

  1. Almost all topic developments included a relevant image
  2. Many figure captions could be improved by making clearer connection to key points in the main text
  3. Cite each figure at least once

Learning feature edit

  1. The best topic developments used at least one learning feature out of:
    1. embedded interwiki links (all chapters should do this)
    2. examples/case studies (often more examples would improve the chapter)
    3. images
    4. quiz questions (avoid putting these in a stand-alone section – instead, embed each question(s) within the relevant section

References edit

  1. Use full APA style 7th ed. The most common issues were:
    1. Incorrect capitalisation
    2. Incorrect italicisation
    3. doi formatting should provide active hyperlinks

Resources edit

  1. See also
    1. The best topic developments provided interwiki links to at least one Wikipedia and at least one Wikiversity page, using bullet points, with additional information in brackets after the source - e.g., (Wikipedia) or (Book chapter, 2022)
  2. External links
    1. Include source and possibly additional information in brackets after the link - e.g., (YouTube, 12 mins)
    2. Should be relevant to an international audience

User page edit

  1. Generally created and used effectively, including a self-introduction and link to book chapter
  2. Consider cross-linking with your professional online profile(s)

Social contribution edit

  1. Only links to direct evidence of the contributions are counted for marking purposes
  2. For a Wikiversity edit, view the page history, select the version of the page before and after your contributions, click "compare selected revisions", and then use this website address as a direct link to evidence for listing on your user page. For more info, see the book chapter author guidelines