Assistance Mod 3 Discussion Discussion 3
Online class discussion provides a forum for thought-provoking, intellectual, and engaging discourse amongst stu
Online class discussion provides a forum for thought-provoking, intellectual, and engaging discourse amongst students and the professor.
The ENG101 Discussion Forum is designed as an online peer review writing workshop.
A peer review writing workshop is a student-centered and student-driven framework in which students post a one-paragraph “mini essay” and then provide/receive constructive feedback to/from a community of fellow learners.
FIRST, students post an initial response within the first 6 days of the module start, thus allowing ample time for classmates to respond and engage.
Mini essays should include a thesis statement, three “points” (including details and examples as support) and a conclusion.
Mini essays are to consist of your own thoughts, words, and ideas. No secondary sources are to be used in this essay.
SECOND, students respond to at least two peer mini essays.
When responding to other students’ writing (and in order to earn full point values), students are encouraged to provide specific details and examples related to the mini essay in question. When providing feedback, students should consider the following:
· Does the essay include the required parts? If not, what’s missing?
· Does the opening sentence attract the reader’s attention? Why or why not? What makes it interesting or how might it be improved?
· Is there a thesis statement and is it clear? If not, what is unclear? Does the thesis relate to the supporting points?
· Are there three specific points in the paragraph? Is each point introduced with a topic sentence?
· Is there enough detail/example in the paragraph to accurately support the thesis? If not, what could be added?
· Is the closing effective? Does it summarize the content of the mini essay? If not, how might it be more effective?
· Is the mini essay free of sentence skill errors? If not, what are the specific grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors? Is the diction (word choice) appropriate for an academic audience? If not, which words should be avoided?
Please note that a peer review writing workshop is an opportunity to provide (and receive) constructive feedback from an academic community in order to improve one’s writing. It is not a venue for chitchat or a place to discuss how one relates (or does not relate) to the writers’ points of view.
In an organized and well-supported one-paragraph mini essay, respond to the prompt below:
· Divide and classify a group of people into three categories. For example, students, co-workers, soldiers, men, women, etc.