BAS221 SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY Mid-term Task brief & rubrics
Task: Individual Essay
• Students will write an individual essay on the influence of psychological factors on Sports performance. • The Essay is to be self-reflective: Examine your own experiences and growth together with a situation that you have lived yourself or very close to you. • The essay should address the following aspects:
o An initial introduction to the situation o An approach that explicitly deals with Performance aspects o The level of participation (amateur or professional athletes) o Surrounding factors (Family-related, Competition-related, and others)
• The student must address all these parts with a self-reflective style and conclude with the learning aspects of the experience. • Academic sources are needed whenever talking about Sports Psychology theories. Please use Google Scholar, EBSCO or similar.
Submission: Week 10 – Sunday 3rd April 2022, at 23:59 CEST (via Turn-it-in).
Weight: This task is a 30% of your total grade for this subject.
• Wordcount: Between 2000 and 2500 words. • Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are excluded of the total wordcount. • Font: Arial 12,5 pts. • Text alignment: Justified. • The in-text References and the Bibliography have to be in Harvard’s citation style.
It assesses the following learning outcomes:
• Critically assess the influence of psychological factors on the behavior, performance, and level of participation of both individuals and groups in sports • Identify a range of psychological issues that occur for athletes in sport settings.
Exceptional 90-100 Good 80-89 Fair 70-79 Marginal fail 60-69
Knowledge & Understanding
Student demonstrates excellent understanding of key concepts and uses vocabulary in an entirely appropriate manner.
Student demonstrates good understanding of the task and mentions some relevant concepts and demonstrates use of the relevant vocabulary.
Student understands the task and provides minimum theory and/or some use of vocabulary.
Student understands the task and attempts to answer the question but does not mention key concepts or uses minimum amount of relevant vocabulary.
Student makes a fully relevant research of the major topics included in the task, using well referenced understandings.
Student makes a good relevant research of the major topics included in the task, using mostly well referenced understandings.
Student makes a fair research of some of the major topics included in the task. Some references are good but some might not be entirely adequate.
Student does not research the topic and/or stays on the surface of it. References are missing or not included.
Student uses the knowledge learnt in class to analyse the topic assigned in an excellent manner, drawing stimulating insights.
Student uses the knowledge learnt in class to analyse the topic assigned in a good way, identifying interesting insights.
Student uses the knowledge learnt in class to do a fair analysis of the topic assigned, albeit omitting some important parts.
Student makes an insufficient attempt at analysing the topic provided. Insights drawn are very limited or inexistent.
Student communicates their ideas extremely clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spellcheck.
Student communicates their ideas clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spellcheck.
Student communicates their ideas with some clarity and concision. It may be slightly over or under the wordcount limit. Some misspelling errors may be evident.
Student communicates their ideas in a somewhat unclear and unconcise way. Does not reach or does exceed wordcount excessively and misspelling errors are evident.
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