Forum Instructions

Objectives
  1. To engage the mind with critical thought

  2. To make students come to a conclusion based on reason

  3. To provide content that is relative to their lives

  4. Make basic inferences or logical predictions from data or texts

  5. Obtain and interpret information using text features

  6. Distinguish: relevant-irrelevant information; fact/opinion

Submission Guidelines

Every Sunday night there will be a new forum post made available for you to participate in. Your original post will be due the next day, (Monday) by 11:59 PM. 

Your post must be a minimum of 125 words. Your responses must show that you read the text and that your answers are based on solid reasoning. In the forum discussion your opinion is encouraged but must be back by solid reasoning and connected to the content. You must give one to two reasons to support your opinion. You have a lot of freedom in this area because I am not looking for a specific answer but answer that shows you know how to think critically. Reason and critical thinking will be measured by the "Intellectual Standards on Thinking" as determined by the Foundation for Critical Thinking. Which include: clarity, precision, relevance, depth and logic. I will provide instruction on critical thinking skills as well as supplemental documents that you can use to guide your responses. click here for resources

Grading Rubrics

Forum Discussions will be based on grading scale from 0-4. With a score of 4 being the best and 0 the worst. Listed below are the criteria.

4 - 125+ words, making reference back the article(s) or video, providing opinion with solid support and all of the following: clarity, precision, relevance, depth and logic.

3 - 125+ words, making reference back to the article, providing opinion with solid support and 3 of the following: clarity, precision, relevance, depth and logic

2 - 125+ words, no reference to the article(s) or video, opinion with no support and 3 of the following: clarity, precision, relevance, depth and logic

1 - under 125 words and 2 of the following: clarity, precision, relevance, depth and logic

0 - under 125 words and 1 or fewer of the following:clarity, precision, relevance, depth and logic

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