Or, you might consider writing first in word, running the spell and grammar checks, and then copying and pasting your work into the interface.

Your initial post should include a reflection on the reading for the week, including a clear statement of thesis. Be sure that as you write your reflection, you must provide appropriately cited examples and evidence from the Edwards article. It may also be helpful to incorporate details from the textbook.
Requirements for Writing Strong and Effective Posts
Each post and reply needs to have a clearly expressed thesis — your argument about the topic or readings.
Each post and reply needs to be carefully proofread to eliminate grammar and mechanical errors. It may be helpful to install the free Grammarly app. Or, you might consider writing first in Word, running the spell and grammar checks, and then copying and pasting your work into the interface.
Your posts and replies need to include specific details and examples from the readings to support each point that you articulate. It is this evidence that protects you from presenting an opinion rather than advancing a thesis. An opinion is an unsupported argument that is based on feelings or personal experience. A thesis is a supported argument that is based on evidence.
You need to analyze every detail and example that you use. Do not assume that others will interpret evidence in the same way that you do.
Because each post and reply benefits from support, analysis, and elaboration, strong initial posts tend to be between 500-800 words.
Remember to cite the source of all specific information. Because specific details and examples are required for each post, all strong posts have citations. In this class, the author’s last name and the page number in parenthesis at the end of the sentence is a sufficient citation.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.