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Human Growth and Development
General Psychology

Wiki Assignments

  1. You get 10 points for each Wiki Assignment that you complete.
  2. You get an additional 5 points for each Wiki Assignment that you complete on time.

Wiki Assignment 1: Make Your User Page

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In this assignment you will learn how to navigate the wiki and make a plan for achieving success in this course.

To earn the full 15 points you must:
  1. Click on your user number on the peer forum to make the page.
  2. Select the "User Page" template.
  3. Follow the instructions on the user page template completely.
  4. Enter your wiki signature in the tracking table to show completion of Wiki Assignment 1.
  5. Complete the assignment by the due date.
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Wiki Assignment 2: Peer Grading and Commenting

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In this assignment you will learn how to make comments and get familiar with and practice peer grading.

To earn the full 15 points you must:
  1. Make comments on at least 3 other student's user pages using the comment button (1 point per comment--max of 3).
    • Please do not edit the content of other student's user pages, only make comments. Thank you!
  2. Practice Peer Grading on 3 sample essays (1 point per grading form, 1 point per signature as a grader).
  3. Enter your wiki signature in the tracking table to show completion of Wiki Assignment 2.
  4. Complete the assignment by the due date.

Wiki Assignment 3: Writing and Submitting an Academic Paragraph

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In this assignment you will learn how to make a new wiki page from scratch. This is the first of 5 Academic Paragraphs that you need to write this semester.

To earn the full 15 points you must:
  1. Choose an approved prompt (5 points).
  2. Create a new wiki page using the Academic Paragraph template (5 points).
  3. Write a paragraph according to the prompt.
  4. Enter your wiki signature in the tracking table to show completion of Wiki Assignment 3.
  5. Complete the assignment by the due date.


Peer Grading

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  1. Find a Submitted Essay on the Peer Forum that needs to be graded. Only 5 graders per paragraph allowed.
  2. Complete the Grading Form at the bottom of the essay and Submit. Make comments as appropriate.
  3. Sign as a Grader for the essay.
You will get 3 points for each essay that you grade completely--you must provide thoughtful feedback in each area of evaluation and complete all 3 steps to receive full credit.


Personality Assessments Activity

  1. Take both the MBTI and the Big Five personality assessments. Follow the directions to find your personality type and your Big Five scores.
  2. Report your results by filling out the Results Form.
  • This activity is worth 20 points. You must fill out the form to get credit.
  • For an additional 20 points, you may write an Academic Paragraph about this activity (please see the prompt). This may be one of your five Academic Paragraphs for the semester.


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