Includes common errors in the UMUC discussion posts.
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
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