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4.3: Discussion Board - Academic Writing

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    19523
  • For this discussion, review “What is Academic Writing” by L. L. Irvine, then

    Directions

    1. Print and annotate the chapter “What is Academic Writing” by L. L. Irvine.
    2. Develop first in a new Google Doc a discussion post that addresses:
      • What are your thoughts about the essay “Writing Spaces” by L. Levin Irvine?
      • What did you learn about the nature of argument and analysis in college writing tasks?
      • What do you think about Irvine’s advice about the common types of writing assignments college writers might expect to encounter?
      • What are your personal writing experiences with academic writing? Tell us about a positive academic writing experience and a negative academic writing experience that stand out for you.
    3. Copy and paste your post in the discussion.
    4. Review your classmates’ posts.
    5. Respond to your classmates’ posts about what they thought about Irvine’s chapter as well as the writing experiences they’ve accrued thus far.

    Grading

    Academic Writing KEEP
    Criteria Ratings Points
    Primary Post Student addresses all directions; meets the 200 word count; and posts on time
    10 pts
    Student addresses some of the directions, and/or posts under 200 words
    5 pts
    Student does not post
    0 pts
    10 pts
    Secondary Post Student thoughtfully responds to 2 classmates’ primary posts, meets the 100 word count for each response, and posts on time
    10 pts
    Student thoughtfully responds to 1 classmate’s primary posts, and/or does not meet 100 word count
    5 pts
    Student does not post
    0 pts
    10 pts
    Apply reading strategies when reading difficult material. Exceeds expectations
    0 pts
    Meets expectations
    0 pts
    Does not meet expectations
    0 pts
    0 pts
    TOTAL POINTS 20 pts
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