Cognitive Psychology provides student readers with essential help with all aspects of their first course in cognitive psychology, including advice on revising for exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and skills in line with course requirements in cognitive psychology.

Essay Writing Tips

Essay Writing Tips

Essay writing tips

This section will enable you to:

  • engage quickly with the main arguments
  • channel your passions constructively
  • note your main arguments in an outline
  • find and focus on your central topic questions
  • weave quotations into your essay

Getting into the Flow

In essay writing, one of your first aims should be to get your mind active and engaged with your subject. Tennis players like to go out onto the court and hit the ball back and forth just before the competitive match begins. This allows them to judge the bounce of the ball, feel its weight against their racket, get used to the height of the net, the parameters of the court and other factors such as temperature, light, sun and the crowd. In the same way you ...

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