1. Each essay must include at least 400 words. 2. While meeting the word count is important, it is possible to write an essay that is long enough, but not substantive enough to earn full credit. The second criteria of a good essay is including a clear and substantial answer to the prompt. When preparing your essay, ask yourself, Does my essay answer the question or questions being posed?
Does it clearly answer all parts of the question, supported by course materials? 3. When answering the essay question, it is important to use concepts, research, and/or theories from the weeks material to support your thoughts. A good essay will:
Offer a thoughtful response on the topic being discussed, and Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the topic by using material from the resources provided for that week in your answer. Using anecdotes or personal experiences are not as substantial or scholarly as using research and/or theory to advance the discussion. 4. A good essay offers something new and fresh.
Avoid simply answering the question with a simple response or reiteration of what the textbook says.
Present information in a way that advances thought on the topic and shows a clear understanding of and reflection on the material.
Demonstrate your knowledge by presenting facts.
Demonstrate your understanding by providing practical application.
This does not mean that you write and write and write, but rather that you present a thought-filled and reflective essay that addresses the question being asked in a way that demonstrates a true depth of understanding of the weeks material. 5. A good essay is written in a scholarly way. Each essay:
Is free of grammatical and spelling errors,
Uses current APA format (Student Standards),
Includes in-text citations and a reference section, Includes an APA-formatted title page,
Demonstrates a solid understanding of course concepts by using scholarly sources rather than personal experience or anecdotes. Please review the grading rubric prior to writing your first essay to determine what is expected. Each essay is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned module/week. Evolutionary psychology has had a significant influence on the discipline of psychology but some take issue with its foundational assumptions.
Describe your worldview. Some of the contructs from the BWVI are relevant and may help you think through your worldview.
Is evolutionary psychology compatible with your worldview.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary psychology My worldview is Praxeology. It is primarily concerned with how we should act and what is guiding our actions. The practical-ness of this area of study helps us implement plans of action, (based on our values), that answer practical problems we are facing. What are the guidelines I use to determine what I should do in a given moment?
This is where you see the application of your preferences and choices. This area is concerned with solving problems in a practical way, based on the already chosen values.
Your score indicates a high level of alignment with the construct of Praxeology, or theory of action, in a Biblical worldview. This means that when asked questions about how humanity should act, or solve problems, your beliefs are significantly consistent with what is historically recognized as Biblical.