Each student must post one (1) substantial initial post as a response to the discussion question with a minimum of 150 words by Wednesday at 11:59 PM.
The initial response to the discussion question must contain at least one professional reference (may be the course textbook) properly cited in the current APA format.
All questions/prompts in the discussion question should be addressed.
Responses should be substantive, meaning that they add something new to the discussion; you are not just agreeing. This is also a time to ask questions or offer information surrounding the topic addressed by your peers.
The student must also reply to at least two (2) peer responses in addition to their initial response in a minimum of 75 words by Sunday before 11:59 PM. One of the (2) responses may be a responding to the instructor if the instructor has posted additional questions.
All replies in the discussion forum should be related to the topics and enhance the discussion.
All replies in the discussion forum should follow proper Netiquette GuidelinesLinks to an external site..
All replies should be free from spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors.
Non-informative messages posted in the discussion forum will not be counted towards the required number of replies for that topic.
Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?Links to an external site.
Plagiarism is never acceptable. Give credit when credit is due by citing your sources.