GEN 499 week 3 DQ 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.



Scholarly   Sources & Bibliography Analysis


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Prepare: In order to prepare for this   assignment, you should review the following tutorials in the Ashford Writing Center

Also,   review the following information from the Ashford University Library:

Takes   notes by listing examples and differences between these types of resources.


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Reflect: Compare your list of examples   between primary and secondary resources. Good research is a combination of   many types of sources. Prior to taking this course, did you understand the   differences between these resources and the importance of finding one type of   resource over another?


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Write: Provide your initial post that   addresses these prompts: 

  • Explain the differences        between primary and secondary sources used in research. 
  • Identify a type of resource        for your Final Research Project topic that would be considered a primary        source and one that might be a secondary source, and explain why they        fit in those categories.
  • Explain the advantages of        using primary source documents in your research on your Final Research        Project topic. 
  • Review two peer-reviewed,        scholarly resources from the Ashford University Library that you will        use for your Final Research Project, and explain why they were chosen.
  • Provide full reference        information of the two scholarly articles chosen in APA format at the        end of your response.
  • Download and attach the two        articles that you found from the Ashford University Library to your        answer using the “Attachments: Add/Remove” function located below your        response.
  • Support your claims with        examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and        properly cite any references. 
  • Your initial post should be        at least 250 words in length.


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Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts,   and respond to at least two peers by Day 7. In your responses, review at   least one of the articles provided by your peer and expand on their   description. Each participation post should be a minimum of 75 words.

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