Ashford 5: – Week 4 – 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.
Draft Peer Review
HelpNow!: Please view the video Attaching Documents to Discussions for instructions on attaching your draft to your discussion post.
Please view the video Attaching Documents to Discussions for instructions on attaching your draft to your discussion post.
As you prepare to write your second discussion for this week, take a few moments to do the following:
- Read Chapter 8 in the textbook.
- Review this week’s supplemental,“ENG122 Peer Review and Revision Guidelines.”
- Review the Ashford Writing Center (AWC) articles:
- Review the grading rubric for this discussion.
Before drafting your initial post, take time to reflect on your rough draft. Is the claim in your thesis statement fully developed and supported throughout your essay? Do your topic sentences support your thesis statement? Have you supported your claims with evidence? Will you be submitting your draft to the Ashford Writing Center for review?
Write (due Thursday, Day 3)
Share your essay rough draft by attaching it to your post as a Microsoft Word document. Include an APA-formatted references list for the sources used in your essay. In 200 to 300 words, identify and explain the following:
- Describe and explain your review process. How did you review your rough draft for logical fallacies, citation errors, and potential plagiarism (e.g., Turnitin)?
- Discuss any specific questions you have regarding your essay structure.
Respond to Peers
In 125 to 200 words each, complete a peer review of at least two of your classmates’ rough drafts. To help ensure that all of your classmates receive feedback, if possible, review at least one draft that has not yet been reviewed. Please analyze and discuss the following:
- Thesis statement
- Topic sentences and body paragraphs
- Research integration
- Fallacies (e.g., review of logic)
- Questions and concerns regarding the development of the essay
Provide your classmates with thorough feedback for improvement. Substantiate your ideas and suggestions with specific examples from your classmates’ rough drafts and the assigned reading materials.