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Drawing in psychology

Im answering the question "Outline the multi-store model of memory. [6 marks]" am I allowed to draw it out then explain it underneath.(My exam board is AQA)
Does the exam rubric reference whether relevant diagrams or graphs are expected (or rewarded) in answering the question? That might be a good steer on whether it's worth doing.

Also consider how many marks the question is worth relative to the marks for the full paper and how long it would take you to draw it then explain it. Does it save you time and express the ideas more clearly, or is it more time consuming relative to the marks awarded? You need to be pragmatic about how you approach questions on that basis as well - for a longer essay question it might be relevant (if acceptable in the rubric) to include relevant diagrams or graphs to illustrate the points you're discussing in more depth. If the question is just needing a few bullet points or a short paragraph or two, it might not really be worth the time to do the diagram!
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Original post by artful_lounger
Does the exam rubric reference whether relevant diagrams or graphs are expected (or rewarded) in answering the question? That might be a good steer on whether it's worth doing.
Also consider how many marks the question is worth relative to the marks for the full paper and how long it would take you to draw it then explain it. Does it save you time and express the ideas more clearly, or is it more time consuming relative to the marks awarded? You need to be pragmatic about how you approach questions on that basis as well - for a longer essay question it might be relevant (if acceptable in the rubric) to include relevant diagrams or graphs to illustrate the points you're discussing in more depth. If the question is just needing a few bullet points or a short paragraph or two, it might not really be worth the time to do the diagram!

I don't know what a rubric reference is 😭 thanks for the bullet point idea tho!
Original post by Shmishmal
I don't know what a rubric reference is 😭 thanks for the bullet point idea tho!

The exam rubric is how they mark the answers and what they are looking for, assessment objectives etc. If in doubt ask your teacher - they will know, or at least know where to look for the information :smile:

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