Ritically discuss the role of working memory in intelligence.

a? Answer the question. The essence of the question should be the theme that runs through your work. Avoid writing essays that could be described as a?Everything I know abouta¦..a? where you unload all your knowledge about a subject without reference to the specifics of the question.
a? The essay must be in your own words. You must not copy sentences or paraphrase too closely from a book or a website (this is plagiarism).
a? Do not transplant vast quotes from any source. It is unacceptable to pass off a series of extensive quotations as your own work even if you put them in quotation marks and reference them.
a? Make sure that your essay contains psychological knowledge, either theory or studies. This means that you must refer to names and dates. To omit these is to write a common sense answer, which will fail the assessment.
a? Do not adopt a a?hit and runa? style. Once you have introduced a point be prepared to explain it in more detail a if it is a complex argument use an illustration or an analogy to help the reader to understand show clearly how the point is relevant to your argument.
a? Keep your own opinions out of the discussion and never refer to yourself in your work. To use the term a?I thinka, a?In my opiniona etc. is bad practice. You should use terms such as a?It could be argueda¦ a? or a?the evidence suggestsa¦a?. Present your arguments as if you are a barrister at law speaking in court; basing your claims on evidence and/or rationally developed argument.
a? Do not be rhetorical. Avoid the use of question marks. Develop alternative ways of expressing yourself rather than reverting to a?So what is Schizophrenia?a, a?How has the position of women changed in recent decades?a This is an inappropriate style that will not help the structure of your essay. Avoid rhetorical appeals to the reader such as a?surelya, a?is it not the case that ...a
a? Be analytical and avoid demographic information or slipping into narrative. The use of Greek words or the insertion of someones birth / death dates / fathers occupation is no substitute for analysis.
a? Avoid non sequiturs: if you use a?thusa or a?hencea or a?thereforea, be sure that the implication follows from what went before.
a? Avoid contractions (e.g., canat, wonat, donat). This is unconventional for academic writing a write the words out in full.
a? Do not use bullet points or any other note form. You are not writing a textbook you are expressing ideas that have to be analysed. Work set out in bullet points tends to be narrative and listed, with minimal theoretical development.
a? Avoid sexist language. Do not write solely in the male gender; avoid using him or he for general cases. You should use he or she, his or her.
a? Provide sources and references to support your argument. This shows that you have carried out research and that you have an empirical basis for your claims, for example, According to Greer (1989) there are... Evans and Cole, (1998) argue thata¦ This finding is supported by other studies (Sabine,1999; Harlow,1958).
a? Make sure you reference all the citations in your text. For all psychology assignments you are required to use the APA System. Please note that this system of referencing is not necessarily used by other disciplines so be sure to follow the guidelines outlined in the Appendix. Failure to reference all your sources will leave you vulnerable to accusations of plagiarism.
a? Write out the references in full as you go. Do not leave it until the end otherwise you will have a huge task in front of you and you may have go back to the library to search out the books you have used.

Maltby, J., Day, L. & Macaskill, A. (2007). Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence. Pearson. Prentice Hall