UMUC Discussion Tips

UMUC Discussion Tips

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Includes common errors in the UMUC discussion posts.

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  • Tips & Suggestions for Discussions
  • Common Themes after Four Weeks
  • Weekly Tips & Suggestions in the Announcements Use Headings Include References and Citations
  • Do not forget the Rubric # of Examples # of Sources
  • 1) Set the scene for your paper: who, when, where, what, why, how? 2) Include at least two sources  3) Use "Introduction" heading
  • - Please Use Headings (see announcement tips for suggestions) - Use at least one source in every paragraph - Language suitable for the audience - "Sell" your story to the audience
  • Conclusion
  • 1) Do not add new content 2) Repeat key points from the paper 3) Exclude redundant and less important details 3) Exclude examples and explanations
  • Remember the audience and your purpose - did you achieve the purpose?
  • Include three (3) opportunities for improvement Include at least one source Consider how you would help a work colleague improve a paper before giving to the boss... Can also add new content and ask questions - IF the first two items are included
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