Your active participation in the weekly Discussions is important to the shared learning experience. Active Discussions will also develop your community of professionals. Please participate as early in the week as possible to help promote a robust discussion.
After you have completed the readings, post your initial response to the following discussion. Your post should respond to all parts of the topic(s) in complete sentences, and should extend the discussion of the group by including original thoughts or ideas with support from multiple academic outside sources and/or course materials, correctly using APA style, both in-text and complete reference at the end of the post.
After you have submitted your initial post, review other posts and respond to multiple classmates. Your response to other classmates should ask follow-up questions or provide additional ideas that expand on the topic. Be sure to post your responses over multiple days throughout the unit week as this helps promote a real discussion. Refer to your Discussion Board Rubric for specific grading explanation.