Learning Experience Paper

Grading Guide: Learning Experience Paper

PSY/103 Version 8


Grading Guide

Learning Experience Paper

This assignment is due in Week Two.


60 Percent

Points Earned


· Describes a learning experience by applying learning theories to the steps involved.

· Identifies what was learned from the experience.

· Describes how learning could have occurred through classical conditioning.

· Identifies the unconditioned stimulus, unconditioned response, conditioned stimulus, and conditioned response.

· Explains how learning could have occurred through operant conditioning.

· Describes the behavior, consequence, and reinforcement.

· Indicates the schedule of reinforcement when applicable.

· Addresses how learning could have occurred through cognitive-social learning.

· Compares and contrasts classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and cognitive-social learning.


Organization and Development

20 Percent

Points Earned


· The paper is 700 to 1,050 words in length.

· The paper is clear and organized; major points are supported by details, examples, or analysis.

· The tone aligns with the assignment’s purpose and is geared toward the appropriate audience.

· The paper provides relevant and sufficient background on the topic.

· The paper is logical, flows, and reviews the major points.


Mechanics and Format

20 Percent

Points Earned


· The assignment file is presentable and functional.

· Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct.

· The paper—including the title page, reference page, tables, and any appendices—is consistent with APA guidelines.


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