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Discussion Forum -Directions and Rubric CRJU 388
Goal : We will use the online discussion board s to demonstrate your understanding of the topics , and
to interact by sha ring your ideas , learning , and diverse perspectives with each other . Please read the
instructions, expectations , and grading rubrics below so that you know what to do , and how to do it.
Original Thread P osts : You will answer an online discussion question posted in a discussion
forum labeled by week (Discussion week 1, 2 etc .). Discussions for the week will open on Sunday. Cl ick
to open the discussion and then create your own thread to post your response to the question by
Wednesday . You will not see other s thread responses before posting your own . You may only create
ONE thre ad per question . Be sure to read each question carefully and post your thread response
(answer) to the question by the due date on the syllabus. Your answer must be no less than
300 and not more than 5 00 words . You must use support in each post that prove s that
you are reading and viewing all of the weekly material s. This means that you clearly
document where your information c ame from to answer the question based on the use of several
specific weekly reading s, lecture s, and video s. Support is required consistently through the post
using the format of in -text author attribution in parenthesis . For example (Lecture , week 2),
(Author name , article abbreviated name ), (War on Drugs video , week 4 ). DO NOT USE QUOTES ! I
will deduct points for this. Instead, paraphrase in your own words , provide the reference
source per my examples above, and state an educated understanding and not unsupported opinion .
Thread posts are graded on a 1 -10 scale per the rubric below. G rammar, spelling, clarity and
thoroughness of posts all count so proof your work before posting . I suggest that you ty pe your
response in a word processing program , save, edit, spell check and then copy and paste it into the post
using the Ctrl C and Ctrl V function s. Once submitted, your post can not be edited, and it is
now viewable by all member s of the class who have already posted. Y ou can now see others post s to
respond to. Pl ease, don’t just re ply to a peer on the day you post , wait until a majority of
replies are in to pick one that is most salient to you.
Peer re ply posts are a direct reply to one of your classmate’s thread s and are due by Friday . Read
through the threads, select the one you’d like to respond to , and click reply to their thread . Try to
find someone who has yet to receive a response for equity . Start with t he peer’s name, ‘Hi John ’, and
then reflect , react, and show an understanding of their ideas . You can ask critical question s and add to
their knowledge by us ing required support from readings, lectures , videos , and your own
experiences . Remember to reply with respect, to invite more dialogue then sign your name at the
end . After Friday all discussions close! Peer replies should be at minimum 5 sentences in
length , not to exceed 300 words. Replies are graded on a 0 -5 scale and spelling, grammar, clarity
and editing apply per the rubric below.
Exampl e of poor post s-“Great job, I agree, keep on keeping on! ”. “I never use Tic Toc so I have no idea what stuff
is posted there ”. “We saw in one lecture (I forget which) how this happens for sure! ”
Example of a good reply post – You raise good points John . As we learned from our lecture and reading s this
week, we have to consider why people feel the need to use Hate Speech and how fast it spreads online ? What do
you think? It’s clear that bias plays a larger factor online since it allows for anonymity , most post things they
would never say face to face (J. Smith, Internet hate speech ). Add to this that the US Sup reme Court has a
problem with restricting hate speech as free speech . (Lecture, week 2) and yet I think it should be restricted
much more strongly that it is. People should be ‘free ’ from encountering such offensive statements online .
Discussion and Pe er Re ply Grading Rubric
Remember to use support of reading and viewing of videos and lecture in you r answers . You
can save your posts as a draft to review before submission. Grading is based on a combination
of requirements below. Each original post is 10 points and each peer response is 5 points .
Discussion Grading Rubric – Original Thread Post /Answer to Questions
Points Requirement combinations
10 Answer was relevant to the question posed . The answer was clear and offered excellent
critical thought or novel insights into the topics . The answer contained strong support
from all of the course materials (100%) . The answer generated interest and discussion.
Post was clear, concise, and appropriate with no grammatical errors. The post was
300 -500 words in length and on time .
8-9 The answer was relevant to the question posed . The answer was clear and showed a
good understanding of the topics . The answer contained good support from all of the
course materials (80 -100 %) and good critical thought. The answer generated thought
and discussion. Post was clear, concise and appropriate with no grammatical errors.
The post was 300 -500 words in length and on time .
6-7 The answer was relevant to the question but may have been difficult to understand in
areas. The answer showed a moderate understanding of topics and moderate support
from the assigned material (60 -80%) with moderate critical thought. Writing was
unclear or contained some grammatical errors. The post was 300 -500 words in length
and no later than one day late .
4-5 The answer did not clearly address the questio n, or it did not demonstrate a n
understanding of the topic . The answer contained minimal support of the assigned
materials (40% -60%) and/ or minimal critical thought about the topi c, contained
multiple errors or was less than 300 words or was two days late .
2-3 The answer did not address the question, or it did not demonst rate an understanding of
the topic. There little support of course materials (less than 40%) and/ or no critical
thought. There were many grammatical errors. The post was less than 300 words or
two days late .
0-1 There was no post.
Peer Re ply Grading Rubric
Points Requirement combination
4-5 The peer reply was clear, concise and appropriate. The reply clearly addressed the peer
by name and pointed out content in the peer’s post to discuss. The reply showed
understanding of their peer’s written ideas , engaged the directed peer in the discussion
and provided new insights into the topic. The reply was 5 or more sentences in length
and did not exceed 3 00 words . Post was signed.
2-3 The peer reply was clear and appropriate. The re ply clearly addressed the peer by name
and showed understanding of their peer’s written ideas but did not point to specific
content in the post and /or did not provide new insights , or/or did not engage the peer .
The re ply was too brief or exceeded 300 words . Post was not signed
0-1 There was no reply , or t he reply was unclear, inappropriate or contained errors. It was
too brief or exceeded 300 words. The reply did not generate further thought or
understanding of the peers’ writings . No names were used.