ENG122: Week 3 – Discussion

Published by Brenda I. Belcher

Apr 11, 2021

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Week 3 – Discussion

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above and the Grading Criteria link below for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Objectivity and Bias [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 2, 3, 4]

In this discussion, we’ll continue to build an argument that is appropriate for the rhetorical situation. Through this discussion, you will consider the opinions, assumptions, and biases that may impact your objectivity.

Prepare

Review the discussion grading criteria, read What Lies Beneath the Surface by Joy Meads, and watch the full video Mind Bugs | Mahzarin R. Banaji | TEDxBari (Links to an external site.) from TEDx Talks on YouTube.

Then, log on to Project Implicit (Links to an external site.) and take at least one implicit association test (IAT). There are many tests to choose from. You do not have to register or log in. You can take any test(s) as an unregistered “guest” by clicking the orange “GO!” button. Pay close attention to the instructions for each section of the IAT. The rules change!

Reflect 

After learning about the IAT and taking the test online, think about your results and the explanation provided by the website. Are the results surprising to you? Do you trust the outcome of the IAT? How did you feel while taking the test and how did you feel when you received the results? Were some parts of the IAT easier than others?

Think about the possible biases, assumptions, and opinions that may be influencing your work in this class. Will Mead’s ten strategies for overcoming unconscious bias help you compose a more objective argument?

Write 

Share what you learned from your IAT experience and relate it to Meads’ ten strategies for overcoming unconscious bias.

Then,

  • remind the class of your research question and share your working thesis statement (See Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.)),
  • identify your personal opinions, experiences, assumptions, and associations with the subject of your argumentative essay,
  • explain how you intend to overcome your biases so you can write an objective research-based argument, and
  • share how you plan to integrate research into your rough draft this week.

Be sure to speak up if you have any questions or concerns.

APA Reminders:The reference citation for this YouTube video: TEDx Talks. (2018, January 10). Mind Bugs | Mahzarin R. Banaji | TEDxBari [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/AFEaCFFsM2UTo create a paraphrase or summary citation:  Screen name and year of publication (TEDx Talks, 2018)To create a quote citation:  Screen name, year of publication, and timestamp (MM:SS)(TEDx Talks, 2018, 03:25) The citations for this article:Meads, J. (2015). What lies beneath the surface. American Theatre32(8). 48-50. Retrieved from https://www.americantheatre.orgMeads (2015) claimed that…Meads (2015) stated that “this is the quote” (p. 49).

Respond to Peers 

You are expected to engage in this discussion on multiple days throughout the week, Tuesday through Monday. Log in frequently from your computer or through the mobile app to stay engaged.

As you respond to each of your classmates’ posts, discuss their potential biases and provide your perspective and suggestions. Remember, biases are often subconscious so we all need help in identifying them! Approach classmates honestly and respectfully with care and compassion.

Help your classmates identify issues with their research questions or working thesis statements and offer suggestions as a peer and as an audience. Use the course materials to help answer your classmates’ questions. You are invited to share relevant audio, video, or images in your responses.

Be sure to participate in meaningful conversation with multiple classmates in this discussion, which will close at the end of the learning week. This discussion will be assessed on a 10-point scale and is worth 5% of your final grade.

Grading Criteria Week 3 Discussion: Distinguished Performance 
ContentProvides in-depth reflection on implicit associations and bias, including unique insight and perspective. States opinions, assumptions, and experiences that may create bias in the rough draft and creates a plan to limit their influence. Helps others to achieve the same goal.
EngagementEngages in ongoing in-depth conversation with at least three different classmates on three different days throughout the week. Follows up with those who are responding in return. Reviews and responds to posts made by the instructor.
Critical ThinkingApplies the reading to issues in writing and argument development. Approaches others with fair-mindedness and respect. Is willing to consider other viewpoints. Asks classmates clarifying questions and points out other perspectives. Takes time to “think out loud” and explain ideas in detail.
CommunicationText is well written and proofread. Audio and video are clear and understandable. Images are appropriate and well formatted. The message is clear and error-free.
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