For this GRADED discussion, you will work with your peers. In your initial post, start by introducing yourself to the class. You may share where you’re from, your major, your career and educational goals, or any other information you are comfortable discussing. After you introduce yourself, consider a time in your life when you had to look at something a little closer to make sense of it. This moment might focus on a document (like the grocery list example from the previous screen), a longer piece of writing, a piece of art, a billboard, and so on.
Before you begin writing, please review the discussion rubric below to make sure you fulfill all of the required tasks in your response.
When you’ve come up with the moment, write two fully developed paragraphs in addition to your introduction explaining it to your classmates. In the first paragraph, use rich description and detail to describe the moment. In the second paragraph, explain your method of examining the moment and what you discovered as a result.
When you’ve finished writing your two paragraphs, read over your peers’ posts and respond to two of them with at least one fully developed paragraph. What is your reaction to the way they made sense of something in their life? Would you have done the same thing, or would you have approached it differently? Why or why not? Remember, your approach can be completely different from your peer’s approach, as you can bring your own unique perspectives and life experiences to the situation.
Keep an eye out for responses on your original thread throughout the week and be sure to respond to them as well. Try to keep the conversation going throughout the module.
ENG 122 Discussion Rubric
Your active participation in the discussion forums is essential to your overall success this term. Discussion questions are designed to help you make meaningful connections between the course content and the larger concepts and goals of the course. These discussions offer you the opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’ responses and instructor’s guidance.
Requirements for Discussion Board Assignments
Students are required to post one initial post (1) and to follow up with at least two (2) response posts for each discussion board assignment.
For your initial post (1) you must:
Compose a post that fully addresses the assignment prompt.
In Module One, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
In Module Seven, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.
Take into consideration material such as course content from the current module and previous modules, when appropriate.
For your response posts (2) you must:
Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial post thread.
In Module One, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
In Module Seven, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.
Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating that “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each discussion prompt.
Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Prompt Fully addresses assignment prompt, connecting personal experience and reflection in a rich, detailed, engaging manner Fully addresses assignment prompt, connecting personal experience and reflection in an engaging manner Addresses assignment prompt, but there are holes or gaps in describing and reflecting on one’s personal experience Does not address assignment prompt 20
Comprehension Develops an initial post with an organized, clear point of view or idea using rich and significant detail Develops an initial post with a point of view or idea using adequate organization and detail Develops an initial post with a point of view or idea but with some gaps in organization and detail Does not develop an initial post with an organized point of view or idea 25
Timeliness N/A Submits initial post on time (100%) Submits initial post one day late (55%) Submits initial post two or more days late (0%) 10
Engagement Provides relevant and meaningful response posts with clarifying explanation and detail Provides relevant response posts with some explanation and detail Provides response posts with some explanation and detail that may lack connection to original post Provides response posts that are generic with little explanation or detail 25
Writing (Mechanics) Writes posts that are easily understood, clear, and concise, using proper citation methods where applicable with no errors in citations Writes posts that are easily understood using proper citation methods where applicable with few errors in citations Writes posts that are understandable using proper citation methods where applicable with a number of errors in citations Writes posts that others are not able to understand and does not use proper citation methods where applicable 20
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