– Consist of 2000 words, excluding references section (Acceptable range is: 1800 – 2200 words). Please note that your tutors may penalize you for exceeding the word limit. You must state your word count at the end of your essay.

– Demonstrate an understanding of the major theories, research, and issues.

– Include a clearly constructed answer with a coherent argument directed towards resolving the issue posed in the essay topic.

– Demonstrate a critical awareness of the strengths and limitations of psychological theory and/or methodology.

– Consult a range of sources from original articles and books to basic textbooks.

– Provide full references for citations in the approved manner. Your references section does not count toward the word count.