From what you know about this course so far, what connections can you make to previous learning experiences, and how do you think this course will help you as you move forward in your college and professional life?

The following topic(s) will demonstrate what the discussion is about, but feel free to branch off or expand on the topics. At the end of the discussion, you will be asked to craft a 150 word reflection on what you have learned through this conversation and post it to the Weekly Reflection Journal. The more active you are in this part of the discussion, the more you will have to draw from in your reflection, so get involved, be active, help out your classmates when they need it, and, most of all, enjoy the conversation.

Using the checklist on p. 130 of the text, evaluate your first draft. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses you found regarding your own writing and how you plan to build upon and/or improve what you discovered. Please respond (or give advice) to at least two of your peers.

 

 

Reflection Journal

This week, through our work, we are moving closer to assembling our research project, and we are practicing the habit of self-evaluating our work. Additionally, we have begun to explore the following course outcomes:

  • Analyze extensive research data
  • Articulate research findings in a concise, comprehensive report
  • Consider ethical, social, cultural, and diversity-related implications of the topic

In this reflection journal, in at least 150 words, reflect back on what you have learned so far through the course readings, assignment (if you’ve completed it yet), and our discussion. Consider the following questions to guide your reflection:

  • What, if anything, did you find surprising, particularly challenging, interesting, or useful?
  • From what you know about this course so far, what connections can you make to previous learning experiences, and how do you think this course will help you as you move forward in your college and professional life?
  • How do the course outcomes for this week apply to your experience so far?
  • What questions do you still need answered

 

First Draft

This week, you will be posting the first draft of your course paper. While you should consider this draft to be a work in progress, you should take great effort in preparing the best draft you can create. The more complete your work, the better comments you will receive, and these comments will help you craft a much more effective course paper. Make sure you follow APA guidelines for formatting and citations, and refer to the following criteria to construct your draft.

Please take the time to review the following documents to make sure the final version of your paper aligns to these requirements.

In addition, please review the paper requirements listed below to ensure you craft your paper in a way that will cover everything.

Requirements of the Paper

  • Your paper should be at least 4000 words long (this can range anywhere between 12-15 pages or more).
  • The paper should have at least 10 cited resources within the paper. At least six (6) of these resources must be peer-reviewed library resources.
  • Your paper must combine information from two different disciplines – preferably disciplines you’ve taken at least one class in during your college career.
  • Your paper must be in APA format, using the 6th edition of the APA Publication Style Guide.
  • All information drawn from external sources must be cited properly, both within the text of your essay and in a references page
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