Week 5 – 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.
|The Role of the Editor [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLO: 2]|
Revision, editing, and proofreading are essential parts of the writing process. In this discussion, you’ll reflect upon the role of “self-editor” and how you can improve your final draft.
Review the discussion grading criteria and read Chapter 5 in College Writing Handbook. Watch at least one TED video and explore the YouTube channels and apps listed in the “Web Resources” section of the chapter.
Take careful notes as you watch the video(s) and explore apps on your computer or mobile device. Think about your role as a self-editor and how you can improve your final draft paper.
Summarize the video(s) that you reviewed for this assignment and cite the source(s) in APA style. Describe the YouTube channels and apps that you explored and share how you may use them in the future. Share your confidence in (or concerns about) your role as a self-editor and college-level writer. Are you confident in your ability to troubleshoot issues, correct mistakes, and improve your writing? You are invited to share relevant audio, video, or images to your introduction.
|Remember your APA-style Citations: Parenthetical and In-Text Citations (See Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.))Reference Citations (See Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.))|
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 your classmates’ posts, discuss the role of self-editor. Share ideas, explore differences, and think critically about your classmates’ self-reflection as a college-level writer.
Offer advice and information from your work this week to support and encourage classmates. Work together to take action and gain confidence in your writing and editing abilities. 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 5 Discussion: Distinguished Performance|
|Content||Provides in-depth analysis of the web resources, including unique insight and perspective. Clearly identifies and explains the role of self-editor and the editing stage of the writing process.|
|Engagement||Engages 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 Thinking||Applies the web resources to personal experience. 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.|
|Communication||Text 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.|