Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    For the PSYA3 exam I memorised literally about 60 researchers/experimenters, and the years they carried out their work, but got a C! Is memorising this sort of thing pointless? As in, is it possible to get an A when you only know a couple of names?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    As long as you remember KEY studies for each topic (rather than memorising studies that go with others e.g. for obedience you could learn one Milgram study rather than other 345894389 experiments he did) and don't worry too much about dates, you will not lose marks by not remembering the specific dates, but if you remember roughly the era (e.g. 1950s) and if that is relevant then do mention it.

    I think the key to getting an A is knowing the spec inside out and knowing the exam technique.
    Good luck!
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    I would suggest about 7 studies per topic, don't worry about names unless they're biggies i.e. Milgram, Skinner, Siffre etc. etc.

    And yes, I remembered 2 names for PSYA3 and got 100% raw marks, don't worry
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Has a teacher ever helped you cheat?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.