Discussion Guidelines & Rubric
• Answers the initial graded threaded discussion question(s)/topic(s), demonstrating knowledge and understanding of concepts for the week.
o The post is made in student’s words without any direct quotes
o Addresses all aspects of the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding
• Integrates evidence to support discussion. Sources are credited.
o Integrates evidence to support your discussion from: Assigned readings* OR online lessons, AND *at least one outside scholarly source. **Sources are credited.
• There must be in text citations for references and vice versa. Please cite all work that is not the student’s original work.
• Engages in meaningful dialogue with classmates or instructor before the end of the week. The post is made in student’s words without any direct quotes.
• Responds to a classmate and/or instructor’s post furthering the dialogue by providing more information and clarification, thereby adding much depth to the discussion.
• Communicates in a professional manner
• Credited means stating where the information came from (specific article, text, or lesson). Refer to the 7 th edition APA Manual.
• Assigned readings are those listed on the syllabus or assignments page as required reading. This may include text readings, required articles, or required websites.
• Scholarly source per APA Guidelines, only scholarly sources should be used in assignments. These include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional or scholar in the field. For the discussions, reputable internet sources such as websites by government agencies (.gov) and respected organizations (.org) can be counted as scholarly sources. Outside courses do not include assigned required readings. Score: A zero is the lowest score a student
Type of service: Academic paper Writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Number of Sources: 2
Academic level: Junior (college 3rd year)
Paper Format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English