Following on from the OUPS revision weekend at Warwick, I’ve spent some time thinking about what to revise for the exam. I’ve now completed all the chapter notes I intend making (chapter 16 on cognitive modelling is my last) and just have TMA06 left to tweak before sending it in … that will be Thursday evening’s task. It’s then revision all the way from then until October 18th!
So, as I have to answer one methods question from a choice of 3; 2 questions from a choice of 6 from the textbook parts 1-4 (excluding TMA chapters) and 1 question from textbook part 5 from a choice of 3 (excluding TMA chapters), this is my current list in priority order:
Connectionism – (methods book chapter 2) – this gives me my part I question
Cognitive modelling and cognitive architectures (chapter 16) – this will give me my part III question (and fits in well with my methods book choice)
Concepts (chapter 5) – as it looks like a good chance of giving me a question in part II and I enjoyed the chapter and found the OUPS revision material very useful
Attention (chapter 2), Perception (chapter 3) and Recognition (chapter 4) – which on previous form, should give me a further 2 questions to choose from for part II
If I have time, I’m also intending to revise chapter 15 on Consciousness (which will give me a back-up part III question and fits in well with the Attention chapter) and chapter 10 on Problem Solving (for another possible part II choice).
I’m aware I need to supplement the chapters with links to others (as appropriate) and some additional reading if I can.
It’s going to be a challenge, but it feels at this stage more manageable than ED209 did last year and also a little less risky – it seems to be easier to predict which chapters and what type of questions might come up.