It is anticipated that the initial discussion post should be in the range of 250-300 words. Response posts to peers have no minimum word requirement but must demonstrate topic knowledge and scholarly engagement with peers. Substantive content is imperative for all posts. All discussion prompt elements for the topic must be addressed. Please proofread your response carefully for grammar and spelling. Do not upload any attachments unless specified in the instructions. All posts should be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource, ideally within the last 5 years. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. Citations and references must adhere to APA format.
Students are expected to address the initial discussion question by Wednesday of each week. Participation in the discussion forum requires a minimum of three (3) substantive postings (this includes your initial post and posting to two peers) on three (3) different days. Substantive means that you add something new to the discussion supported with citation(s) and reference(s), you are not just agreeing. This is also a time to ask questions or offer information surrounding the topic addressed by your peers. Personal experience is appropriate for a substantive discussion, however should be correlated to the literature.
All discussion boards will be evaluated utilizing rubric criterion inclusive of content, analysis, collaboration, writing and APA. If you fail to post an initial discussion or initial discussion is late, you will not receive points for content and analysis, you may however post to your peers for partial credit following the guidelines above.
Please introduce yourself to your fellow peers, (your degree, area of residency) share with the group the stage of life that you are more interested in learning about in the course and the reason that you selected this stage of life. Share personal experiences and information if you are comfortable. Be sure to review the course shell identify and provide information that supports your stage of life selection. Refer to the instructors intro as an example.
- Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format and materials located in the course shell.
- Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria.
Your initial post is due by Wednesday at 11:59 pm CT.
Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
After your introduction, please select two peers and provide one response to each of their posts. Provide the answers to the following questions in your response to peers:
- What are some similarities in both your selection and peer selection? What are some differences?
- What was most interesting about your peers selection?
- What have you learned about your fellow peers interests after reading the post? Identify at least one key take-away.