Pay close attention to where you are posting your messages to make sure the

Pay close attention to where you are posting your

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Pay close attention to where you are posting your messages to make sure the discussion stays organized and easy for everyone to follow. When you are responding to a question or to another person’s posts, you should reply to the specific message, not create a new thread. For example, you should reply to a weekly discussion question with your answer. I would recommend changing the subject of your posts to make it easier to review. HOW IS THE GRADING DONE? The grading for weekly discussion is worth 50 points per discussion week. The specific point breakdown is as follows: – Exemplary The student has participated above the minimum level in both quantity and clarity of communication in discussion postings. The student: Logs onto Blackboard frequently throughout the week and participates in discussion beyond what is required. Posts more than the minimum required responses and engages in discussion with classmates. Goes above and beyond the requirements to effectively utilize course materials in discussion, demonstrating that materials have been read, comprehended, and applied to real situations. Clearly devotes time and thought to the coursework and his or her discussion posts; always uses proper grammar, punctuation, and fonts in discussion. – Good Work The student met minimum requirements. The student: Logs onto Blackboard at least twice per week and participates in the required amount of discussion. Posts the minimum required responses and engages in discussion with classmates. Utilizes course materials in discussion, demonstrating that materials have been read and comprehended, and applied to real situations. Devotes the minimum amount of time and thought to coursework and his or her discussion posts; almost always uses proper grammar, punctuation, and fonts in discussion. – Needs Improvement The student consistently contributed less than the minimum postings or postings were lacking thought and reference to course materials. The student: Logs onto Blackboard periodically; only posts messages on one day or only at the beginning or end of the discussion week; only responds to the instructor, does not respond to classmate’s posts. Contributes posts that are short and lacking or unclear and unrelated to course materials; does not demonstrate that he/she has read or can apply the course materials. Devotes less than the minimum amount of time and thought to coursework and his or her discussion posts; seldom or never uses proper grammar, punctuation, and fonts in discussion.
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– Failing The student is clearly not spending time on this course. The student: Does not log onto Blackboard often at all or participate in the required amount of discussion; only posts messages on one day or only at the beginning or end of the discussion week; only responds to the instructor, does not respond to classmate’s posts.
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