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.
For this first discussion, first craft a brief bio about yourself, sharing any details you would like. You might consider things like:
Why you have enrolled in this program
Your past social work experiences
Where you live
Your family, pets, hobbies, etc.
Anything else that would help the class know more about you.
Next, please refer to your reading this week as you prepare your responses to the following prompts.
Please complete the following steps for your discussion post:
Using Sue et al. (2016) triparte framework, in what ways are you unique?
What characteristics do you share with only certain groups?
What similarities do you share with everyone?
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.
- Your initial response is due by Wednesday at 11:59 pm CT.
Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
Please read and respond to at least two of your peers’ initial postings. You may want to consider the following questions in your responses to your peers:
Compare and contrast your initial posting with those of your peers. How are they similar or how are they different?
- What information can you add that would help support the responses of your peers?
Ask your peers a question for clarification about their post. What most interests you about their responses?