Writing an SAQ

IB Psychology: Writing an SAQ

Do’s & Don’ts for SAQs Do’s Answer all of the questions. There are no choices on this section of the exam. You will have to answer one biological, one cognitive and one sociocultural short-answer question. Write an answer that is between one and 1.5 pages long, depending on handwriting. This averages around 300 words. Read the question carefully. Note the command term. Begin...

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David Peake 5 October 2016 - 16:06

Under the 'don't' section is says that you are not required to have the date of the research. Workshops undertaken in the past have stressed that having the year or the decade in which a key study was conducted was important to put the research undertaken in context. If my students don't need to remember year's, this is terrific. My concern is that they may be marked down in the exam though.

John Crane 5 October 2016 - 18:23

They are not marked down on the exam. I can guarantee this. The examiners are told that they are not allowed to penalize students - but they have to mark in a positive manner.

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