Developmental Psychology provides student readers with essential help in all aspects of their first course in developmental psychology, including advice on revising exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and skills in line with course requirements on a developmental psychology course.
Chapter 3.4: Essay-Writing Tips
What This Section will Give You. How to:
- quickly engage with the main arguments
- channel your passions constructively
- note your main arguments in an outline [Page 134]
- 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 ...