Part 1: Initial Post
Reflect:Think about the work you submitted for the previous assignments. Think about your research process and the feedback you received from your instructor.
Write:What sort of feedback did you receive from your instructor? Share that feedback to whatever degree you are comfortable.Additionally, now that you have conducted research and completed your annotated bibliography, has your opinion on the topic stayed the same or changed in some way? As you reflect on your feedback, in 200 to 300 words, present a plan for the argument you will be presenting in your paper.
In a few sentences each, identify and explain how you plan to develop the following elements of your draft.
- ethos, pathos, and logos
- thesis statement (the paper’s position), based on feedback from your instructor
- at least two claims, building on last week’s research and assignment
- at least one counter argument and ideas for rebuttal
- Note any questions or concerns regarding the development of your argument so that your instructor/peers may provide advice for moving forward.
Please note in Part 2 your peers will provide feedback to what you present in this section of the discussion.
Part 2: Responses to Peers (Peer Review)In this section of the discussion, you will review and respond to at least two peers and what they identify as plan (or part of their plan) to draft their paper in Part 1, above.
In each response, address your questions and concerns with clear and concise information and advice. If what your peer(s) propose for their papers does not seem valid, identify errors or omissions and provide suggestions for improvement. If you think they are on track, be sure to note why you think they are progressing in a positive manner.
After you have posted your own main response to the Discussion assignment, post at least two substantive responses, a minimum of 100 words each, to other students’ main postings, offering specific feedback about the ideas they posted. You must post your main Discussion posting before you can reply to other students.
A substantive post will do at least ONE of the following:
- Ask an interesting, thoughtful question pertaining to the topic
- Answer a question (in detail) posted by another student or the instructor
- Provide extensive additional information on the topic
- Explain, define, or analyze the topic in detail
- Share an applicable personal experience
- Provide an outside source (for example, a website) that applies to the topic, along with additional information about the topic or the source (please cite properly in APA)
- Make an argument concerning the topic.