1. Post a substantive reply to the thread of at least two classmates. A substantive reply includes at least 100 words analyzing the initial thread as well as adding to the research and concepts put forth in that thread. The goal is to create meaningful discussion. To simply restate the idea already put forth or to concur with the first reply is not adding substantial discussion. That is why it is good to do additional outside research.
2. Make sure to copy and paste the discussion board and DB responses within the dialogue box within the discussion board thread and attach the DB and DB responses as a word attachment to the thread for each assignment.
Discussion criteria for this assignment are fulfilled when you have posted one thread (concerning your key term) and two replies (one each to two classmates’ threads). Make sure to provide scholarly and educational material and work that is engaging and substantive. Simply meeting the minimum requirements earns one only the minimum grade.
Regarding plagiarism: Plagiarism will not be tolerated. The results of plagiarizing a paper or parts of a paper will be a zero on the paper, an F in the class, or expulsion from the school.
In addition trying to use pre-written papers (from another class, etc.) for this class’s assignments will result in a very low grade if the paper does not address the requirements as outlined in the syllabus. If you did research for another class and want to use part of that research in an assignment for this class, that’s perfectly okay. Just make sure you address all the discussion topics and requirements as specified in the syllabus.
Any form of plagiarism, including cutting and pasting, will result in zero (0) points for the entire assignment, plus a required 500-word written paper on the topic of plagiarism, in order to receive credit for any online activity.