Introduction to psychology/Psy102/Assessment/Bonus marks

Psychology 102 - Bonus Marks

Students may earn up to an extra 5% towards their final mark via research participation and by completing their Moodle profile.

Research participation

  1. Research participation: 1% per study or hour (for long studies). Staff members, honours and postgraduate research students often require participants for their psychology research projects. In return for participation in approved research projects this semester, you will receive up to 5% towards your total mark for this subject. Note: There is no guarantee how many studies will be available or how long each study will be available for - this is at the discretion of the researchers conducting the studies. Most studies will run early in semester. Evidence of participation must be submitted by the end of semester (Friday October 30 5pm, Week 15).
  2. A list of research studies. Availability of new studies will be announced via Moodle. Studies may also be advertised on the Psychology noticeboard, outside room 3B25 (the Psychology administration office) and/or during lectures.
  3. To get credit for online studies, submit your student ID details online at the end of the survey. Your ID details will then be given to the Unit Convener who will upload the research participation marks into the Moodle gradebook for you to check. This should be done in the week after semester ends - an announcement will be sent out when these marks become available.
  4. To get credit for offline studies, at the end of the research session, the researcher will provide the student with a Research Project Participation (RPP) slip which must be signed by the researcher. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all details are correctly recorded on the RPP slip. Students are required to collate the RPP slips they acquire throughout the semester. Please DO NOT submit individual RPP slips. Submit all your offline research participation slips together with a signed Assignment Cover sheet to the Centre for Applied Psychology Assignment Box (3B25) by the end of semester (5pm Friday October 30, 2009, Week 15). You may also use any Semester 1, 2009 RPP slips which weren’t used for credit in Psychology 101. Students are strongly advised to keep a copy of RPP slips for their own records.

Moodle profile

Moodle profile: 1%. Provide a complete Moodle profile by the end of the end of Week 7 (5pm Friday September 4, 2009). The unit convener will systematically grade all profiles after the due date (there is no need to "submit" your profile). A complete Moodle profile (examples: James Neill, Samantha Jarvis, Amelia Thomsett) will be considered to consist of all of the following:

  1. A profile picture (preferably of yourself)
  2. A minimum 200 word profile of yourself
  3. A minimum of 10 interests (in the separate interests box, separated by commas; this allows you to connect with others who list similar interests)

The main point of the exercise is to encourage/facilitate you relatively early on in your university student career to carve out a little bit of social identity for yourself and to set yourself up to network electronically with other students and staff.

For more info, see edit your profile (

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Examples of bonus marks

  1. Case 1: 0% bonus marks: Jemima didn't participate in any research studies and didn't add a Moodle profile.
  2. Case 2: 3% bonus marks: Jeff participated in a three hour long research study (3%) and did not add a complete Moodle profile (0%).
  3. Case 3: 5% bonus marks: Jenny participated in four research studies (4%) and added a complete, meaningful Moodle profile (1%).