Oes knowledge progress through a succession of stages?

i · attempt to address topic or answer question asked in an analytic way
i · have a detectable global structure which is adhered to for the most part
i · have relationships between statements that are generally easy to follow
i · have an apparent line of argument
i · support claims by reference to relevant literature.

Which mark is awarded will depend on how successfully the work is judged to meet the above criteria. At minimum, an Upper Second Class piece of work must attempt to answer the question or address the issue concerned in a clearly written, comprehensive and balanced way, and show signs that the student has read beyond the basic source material.

Referencing Requirements:
Mitchell and Ziegler (2007 or 2013)
Fundamentals of Developmental Psychology.
The Psychology of Childhood.
Psychology Press.