AQA AS level Psychology help with 12 mark questions

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I am very confused because I dont know how many studies or evaluative points to make for each 12 mark question. I know for some you only need to use 2 studies with 4 evaluative points, but sometimes the question requires you to make 6 evaluative points, or use 3 studies. I have no idea how many to use for each please help (sorry this question is very general to which 12 markers I need help on, does each topic require different things??)
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Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

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I am very confused because I dont know how many studies or evaluative points to make for each 12 mark question. I know for some you only need to use 2 studies with 4 evaluative points, but sometimes the question requires you to make 6 evaluative points, or use 3 studies. I have no idea how many to use for each please help (sorry this question is very general to which 12 markers I need help on, does each topic require different things??)
Hello there, for every single sub-topic in psychology, you should know 2 studies in decent detail and be able to give 2 GOOD evaluation points for each.

This in turn makes up for 12 marks, knowing how to answer 12 markers means that you can answer every single other question within the paper. As a psychology student, make sure you go through Research Methods as that counts for a huge amount in both unit 1 and unit 2 - don't neglect it!

You will never need to use 3 studies in a 12 marker nor will you have to make 6 A02 points.
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I am very confused because I dont know how many studies or evaluative points to make for each 12 mark question. I know for some you only need to use 2 studies with 4 evaluative points, but sometimes the question requires you to make 6 evaluative points, or use 3 studies. I have no idea how many to use for each please help (sorry this question is very general to which 12 markers I need help on, does each topic require different things??)

I also had difficulty in the 12 marks questions. You DON'T need 6 A01 and A02 points. All you need to know is a minimum of 2 or a maximum of 4 studies for the question. Outlining studies gets you the A01 marks. E.g. If I was doing an essay on the MSM (Multi Store Model of Memory); saying points like STM and LTM, their capacities and durations could get 6 marks for A01 (just describing the study). A02 is just the strengths and weaknesses. E.g. The MSM is too simplistic and giving reasons why. Each A02 point could get at least 2 marks. So just learn all the studies and their strengths and weaknesses. The easy way for this is research methods.
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