ENG 122 week 2 Discussion 2


Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 2


Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.


Paraphrasing,   Quoting, and Academic Honesty Workshop


As you   prepare to write your second discussion for this week, take a few moments to   do the following:


Before   drafting your initial post, take time to reflect on one of the paragraphs in   your paper. Does your topic sentence in that paragraph support your thesis   statement? Is the claim in your topic sentence fully developed in the rest of   the body paragraph? Think about your topic sentence’s claim and how you will   add credibility to your writing.

Write (due Thursday, Day 3)

  • In 200 to 300 words, share a        rough draft of one of your paper’s body paragraphs. Your paragraph must        include a topic sentence, one direct quote, and one paraphrased passage.        Integrate both of these elements into your paragraph using proper APA        in-text citations. Below your body paragraph, provide the original text        that you are paraphrasing and label it clearly as “Original Source        Text.” Include an APA-formatted reference list for the sources noted in        the body of your paragraph. 
  • In a separate paragraph,
    • Explain how your topic         sentence supports your thesis statement.
    • Explain how the quoted and         paraphrased material supports your claims and/or adds credibility to         your writing.

Respond to   Peers (due Monday, Day 7)

  • In 125 to 200 words each,        discuss and critique the paragraphs of at least two of your classmates.        Please analyze and discuss the
    • Use of APA formatting.
    • Integration of the direct         quote and paraphrased material.
    • Questions and concerns         regarding the development of the paragraph and topic sentence.
  • Substantiate your ideas and        suggestions with specific examples from your classmates’ paragraphs and        the assigned reading materials.

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