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History of Psychology Paper 1 Welcome to WritePoint, the automated review system that recognizes errors most commonly made by university students in academic essays. The system embeds comments into your paper and suggests possible changes in grammar and style. Please evaluate each comment carefully to ensure that the suggested change is appropriate for your paper, but remember that your instructor's preferences for style and format prevail. You will also need to review your own citations and references since WritePoint capability in this area is limited. NOTE: WritePoint comments are computer-generated writing and grammar suggestions inviting the consideration and analysis of the writer; they are not infallible statements of right/wrong, and they should not be used as grading elements. Also, at present, WritePoint cannot detect quotations or block-quotes, so comments in those areas should be ignored. Please see the other helpful writing resources in the Tutorials and Guides section of the Center for Writing Excellence. Thank you for using WritePoint.
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History of Psychology Paper 2 History of Psychology Paper [This could be a more inspiring title. Labeling it a "paper" is redundant (what else could it be?), and two or three words as a title are not very explanatory (or intriguing to the reader). An ideal title has between six and a dozen words ] Nicole Valenzuela PSY/310 October 17, 2011 Dr. Kate Andrews The history of psychology has come a long way over [Using "way" to mean "much" or "very" is slang and inappropriate in academic writing] the last century since the 1879 founding of Wilhelm Wundt’s laboratory in Leipeg, Germany. Much progress has been made [The passive voice is a form of "be" (been) and a participle (made). Over-use of the passive
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History of Psychology Paper 3 voice can make paragraphs officious and tedious to read. Prefer the active voice. For example, passive voice = The paper was completed on time. Active voice = the student completed the paper on time. See Center for Writing Excellence > Tutorials & Guides > Grammar & Writing Guides > Active & passive voice] and in the 1960’s [Check spelling--if the preceding is a year, following the year with apostrophe-s means possessive; leave out the apostrophe before s] [Apostrophe: remove if the word is not possessive] a great [Writing suggestion: "great" is an overworked word, too frequently seen, and too vague. It has too many meanings: huge, superior, numerous, etc. Use a more specific adjective] interest began to grow over the history of psychology as a specialized area (Goodwin, 2008). Philosophy and the Beginning of Psychology as a Formal Discipline Though the history of psychology may seem quite brief to many, it has been around for hundreds of years. Questions about human behavior and human nature have existed as long as people have been able to [Wordiness: this phrase can be simplified to one word--"could"] communicate. Ancient philosophers studied many of the same problems the modern day
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY PSY 270 taught by Professor Williamgoodwin during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Week 1 Nicole Valenzuela Writepoint - History of Psychology...

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