Week 2: Discussion Posting – Readings:   The purpose of this discussion postings is for students to read the assigned textbook chapters (Creswell Ch. #1, APA Ch. #1), synthesize the information, and then critically think and share the information with other students using their own words.
 
Note : Provide introduction posting and response postings by clicking on the “Discussion” tab at the course web page.
 
Initial Posting  (Thursday): The assignment requires students to read the week’s assigned reading requirements (Creswell Ch. #1, APA Ch. #1), then post a summary of four (4) interesting facts that they learned from the reading of “each” assigned chapter using their own words by the Saturday due date. Direct quotes are not acceptable.
 
The initial postings must be substantively provided with a minimum of four paragraphs for each textbook chapter – one paragraph for each interesting fact from each assigned reading – if two (2) chapters, then a total of eight (8) paragraphs/facts (four (4) for each chapter). Each paragraph must contain a minimum of three (3) robust sentences. CAUTION: It is not appropriate to make postings like “I found the information on XXXX to be interesting” as this is not a substantive posting. The postings must be provided informing the reader that you understand the interesting facts you are posting – as if you are teaching the reader about the interesting fact. Remember that these postings must be in your own words.
 
Response Postings to a Minimum of Four (4) Other Students  (Sunday): Then by the Sunday due date, read and provide a substantive response posting to a minimum of four (4) other students. These response postings to other students must be substantive with a minimum of two (2) paragraphs (minimum of three (3) sentences per paragraph). Remember that these response postings must be in your own words. Please see the Course Syllabus for specific due dates.

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