Discussion Forum Participation Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 (5 points each: 5 x 6 = 30 total points)
Discussion Forum Posts
Please join the discussion forum during the class session. Students must post a reply to the weekly discussion question and at least two additional postings. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The discussion forums are for student interaction and submitting input after the weekend serves no learning objectives. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the discussion forums and avoid copying and pasting from web sites.
Discussion postings should NOT be in the form of file attachments, but rather as text (supplemental content, such as visual accompaniements (e.g., graphs) can be attached as separate files. Your grade earned for the discussion forums will be based on your total engagement during the week. Please note that just replying does not guarantee full credit. You must provide meaningful input that will further the discussion topic. Please note that the discussion forum is an important part of your grade in this class.
Exceptions for late work: Please review the "Late Submissions Policy" announcement.
There will be homework assignments almost every week during the course. Please review the weekly schedule posted below to ensure that you are submitting the assignments each week.
All assignments should be prepared in Microsoft Word and uploaded into the student folder by the due date (generally Sunday evening).