A- The Discussion Boards are for applying what you are learning to analyze a recent situation, not for opinions. Avoid stating: “in my opinion” or “in my view…” Just state facts and, when possible, support them with figures.
B- Spelling or grammar mistakes: use spelling and grammar software before you post.
C- Avoid expressions like “a lot” or “huge.” Use figures instead.
D- Paraphrase or quote. Credit your sources using the APA style:
Do not cut and paste from readings. That is plagiarism, which is illegal.
E- Use the same font and size in all postings lest your work looks choppy.
F- Don’t state that you agree or disagree with a student unless you add a sentence explaining why.
A-Remember that the purpose of discussion boards in this class is for you to:
1-practice professional writing (Express yourself in complete, grammatically correct sentences written in a coherent manner).
2-apply what you are learning in the class to a real-life situation (a Wall Street Journal [WSJ] article)
3-practice research and citation (find an additional article, book or publication and source it with the APA format:
B-These are the steps:
1-Read the WSJ article tonight
2-Find additional information about the topic… at least one more publication.
3-Write you posting and credit your sources
4-Run grammar and spelling software