Week 6: Assignments – Essay* Please see the ESSAY TEMPLATE located HERE for how

Week 6: Assignments – Essay*
Please see the ESSAY TEMPLATE located HERE for how

Week 6: Assignments – Essay*
Please see the ESSAY TEMPLATE located HERE for how to format your essay.
Choose ONE of the two possible essay topics below. Be sure to answer the essay questions thoroughly.
Cite your e-text and other credible material within your answer as well as place your references at the bottom.
Your answer must be no less than 400 words in total (not including references).
Your essay should contain both an introduction and a conclusion.
You must utilize at least three credible, scholarly sources of information to support this essay, one of which will be the course text: ( Lazzara, J., & Beyer, A. (2020). Psychology Through the Lifespan. Creative Commons OER).
Prompt:
Topic 1:
Write an essay that summarizes the second stage of Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development (the preoperational stage).
Start with an introduction that lists the content of the essay and what you will be covering.
Make sure to include the following terms in your essay: animism, egocentrism, centration, and conservation.
Explain how this stage in Piaget’s theoretical model seeks to describe cognitive development in early childhood within the context of children thinking symbolically, yet not able to conceptualize cognitive operations.
Be sure to provide examples of each point.
Topic 2:
Write an essay that summarizes the emergence of gender roles during early childhood development.
Start with an introduction that lists the content of the essay and what you will be covering.
Make sure to distinguish between gender roles and gender identification.
In your discussion, include models of parenting and how they can contribute to reinforcing or detracting from gender-role development.
Summarize this essay by discerning between gender roles in collectivist societies vs. individualistic societies.
Be sure to provide examples of each point.
Your essay should:
Answer the essay questions thoroughly in no fewer than 400 words.
Use factual information from the 3 scholarly sources.
Be written in standard essay format:
Introduction; includes an overview of your main points.
Body; complete paragraphs, each discussing one main point with support and details.
Conclusion; recaps main points, without presenting new information. 
In-text and full citations are required in APA format.
For Proper formatting of your paper in APA writing style go to this link: Essay Template
Points 50
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Rubric
GE Written Assignment Rubric_PSY300
GE Written Assignment Rubric_PSY300
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA (5%)
All outside information must be from credible sources, such as the course text. Learner must include full citations within written work with matching references at the bottom of their work. All citations and references must be in current APA format. Complete works cited/reference list provided. Preference should be given to original work with support from paraphrased and direct quotes. Direct quotes should be used sparingly.
2.5 to >1.5 pts
Exemplary
Meets all guidelines with no errors.
1.5 to >1.0 pts
Accomplished
Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.
1 to >0.5 pts
Acceptable
Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.
0.5 to >0.0 pts
Inadequate
Does not meet the guideline
0 pts
No Submission
2.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEssay Body (85%)
Work demonstrates critical thinking and addresses each topic point thoroughly. Work showcases original thoughts and demonstrates understanding of the topic by presenting specific examples. Arguments for and/or against information presented clearly and logically.
42.5 to >32.5 pts
Exemplary
Meets all guidelines with no errors.
32.5 to >25.5 pts
Accomplished
Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.
25.5 to >15.5 pts
Acceptable
Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.
15.5 to >0.0 pts
Inadequate
Does not meet the guideline
0 pts
No Submission
42.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormat and Mechanics (10%)
Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct. Both sentence and paragraph structures conform to current conventions. Essay meets minimum length as assigned. Learner utilizes each topic point as a new paragraph. Work shows logical flow from one topic to the next.
Introduction, essay body, and conclusion are included with a clear distinction between sections. Essay adheres to APA formatting.
5 to >3.0 pts
Exemplary
Meets all guidelines with no errors.
3 to >2.0 pts
Accomplished
Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.
2 to >1.0 pts
Acceptable
Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.
1 to >0.0 pts
Inadequate
Does not meet the guideline
0 pts
No Submission
5 pts
Total Points: 50