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VCE Psychology Upgrade My Answer
« on: February 22, 2019, 03:10:40 pm »
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VCE PSYCHOLOGY
UPGRADE MY ANSWER

What is this thread for?
If you want feedback on your answers so you can get more marks for your knowledge, this is the place!

Step 1. Share a question you didn't get full marks on, including your answer and how many marks the question was worth
Step 2. Wait for another user (maybe even multiple!) to provide feedback on how they might've approached the question and how you could improve your answer
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Re: VCE Psychology Upgrade My Answer
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 09:59:32 am »
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Question: Explain with reference to consolidation, why a footballer who is knocked unconscious during a game may be unable to remember how that occurred.

Answer: New incoming information is temporarily stored in short term memory before its transfer to long term memory. If consolidation is disrupted, new information may not transfer from short term to long term memory. If a footballer is knocked uncocnious, his consolidation has been disrupted and therefore his learning 30 min before being knocked out has not been transferred to long term memory, this he is unable to remember how he got knocked out.

I feel like that's an average response...what could make it better
thnx in advance  ;D
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Re: VCE Psychology Upgrade My Answer
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 02:59:29 pm »
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Question: Explain with reference to consolidation, why a footballer who is knocked unconscious during a game may be unable to remember how that occurred.

Answer: New incoming information is temporarily stored in short term memory before its transfer to long term memory. If consolidation is disrupted, new information may not transfer from short term to long term memory. If a footballer is knocked uncocnious, his consolidation has been disrupted and therefore his learning 30 min before being knocked out has not been transferred to long term memory, this he is unable to remember how he got knocked out.

I feel like that's an average response...what could make it better
thnx in advance  ;D

Hey mate,

Nice response. How many marks is the question worth? :)
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Re: VCE Psychology Upgrade My Answer
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 07:57:11 pm »
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Hey mate,

Nice response. How many marks is the question worth? :)

cheers
well the question is from my textbook, so I'm not really sure how many marks it's worth.
Short answer question though, so I predict 3 marks?
somethin like that
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Re: VCE Psychology Upgrade My Answer
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 11:52:08 am »
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Question: Explain with reference to consolidation, why a footballer who is knocked unconscious during a game may be unable to remember how that occurred.

Answer: New incoming information is temporarily stored in short term memory before its transfer to long term memory. If consolidation is disrupted, new information may not transfer from short term to long term memory. If a footballer is knocked uncocnious, his consolidation has been disrupted and therefore his learning 30 min before being knocked out has not been transferred to long term memory, this he is unable to remember how he got knocked out.

I feel like that's an average response...what could make it better
thnx in advance  ;D

minor wording stuff
Rather than "new incoming information" I'd go with "incoming information" (especially since there's a stage before short term memory)
I'd then use "this information may not be transfered"
You also have a few typos which usually shouldn't be an issue as long as they know what you mean, but "unconscious" is a psychological term and you are expected to be familiar with it.


More importantly, your answer has too much certainty to it. The question specifically says may be disrupted, but you've used language like "has not". Be wary of this when answering psychology questions in general.

If you wanted to include more information (this would depend on number of marks), you could consider making reference to the duration of short term memory, and use psychological terms to refer to not being able to remember (eg. retrieval may not possible due to...  resulting in the footballer being unable to recall...).
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Re: VCE Psychology Upgrade My Answer
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2019, 10:01:24 pm »
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minor wording stuff
Rather than "new incoming information" I'd go with "incoming information" (especially since there's a stage before short term memory)
I'd then use "this information may not be transfered"
You also have a few typos which usually shouldn't be an issue as long as they know what you mean, but "unconscious" is a psychological term and you are expected to be familiar with it.
hey thanks for your feedback!
I love it and will take everything into account, the memory bit is a bit confusing since we haven't covered that yet...but it still makes sense to me.
Thanks  :)

More importantly, your answer has too much certainty to it. The question specifically says may be disrupted, but you've used language like "has not". Be wary of this when answering psychology questions in general.

If you wanted to include more information (this would depend on number of marks), you could consider making reference to the duration of short term memory, and use psychological terms to refer to not being able to remember (eg. retrieval may not possible due to...  resulting in the footballer being unable to recall...).
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