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Week 5 Discussion

DQ1 Annotations

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: pp. 281-284, 338-356

Lesson

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (apply a new source for your Week 7 Pro-Con Position Paper)

Apply the following writing resources to your posts:

Link (multimedia presentation): Citing References in Text (Links to an external site.)

Link (website): APA Citation and Writing (Links to an external site.)

Initial Post Instructions

This week's lesson presented a model of an annotated bibliography. Review the model, focusing on the components of the entry:

Reference citation

Summary

Credibility

Assessment

Research a new source for your Pro-Con Position Paper (ideally, seek one that is in opposition to your stance/side). Then, draft 1 reference entry and 2 paragraphs for this new source.

Make sure to cite your source in APA format.

Follow-Up Post Instructions.

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. For peer feedback this week, please review the Guidelines for Evaluating Sources in our textbook (Seyler&Brizee, 2018, pp. 281-282). Consider the following prompts as you provide feedback to your peers:

What is the purpose of the text?

Can you locate the author's credentials?

Estimate the credibility of the text.

Is this source an appropriate level for this degree of academic writing?

Is the source up-to-date?

Do you agree with how your peer intends to apply the source?

Can you think of any other applications?

Do you notice any inaccuracies in the APA formatting?

Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

DQ2 Source Incorporation & Academic Integrity

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 1

Lesson: Week 3, 4, 5

Link (website): Student Handbook (Chamberlain University) (Links to an external site.)

Link (website): Turnitin: The Plagiarism Spectrum (Links to an external site.)

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (apply a previously collected source for your Week 7 Pro-Con Position Paper)

Apply the following writing resources to your posts:

Link (multimedia presentation): Citing References in Text (Links to an external site.)

Link (website): APA Citation and Writing (Links to an external site.)

Initial Post Instructions

Part 1: Research & Review

Pay particular attention to the following as you review the Required Resources for this activity:

Week 3 Lesson: Building Body Paragraphs section

Week 4 Lesson: Signal Phrases section

Website links

Then, choose one of the sources you have collected so far this term.

Part 2: Application

Draft a body paragraph for the upcoming pro/con position paper, incorporating one paraphrase and one quote.

The paragraph should contain a topic sentence, evidence, and conclusion/connection. Strive for a minimum of 5 complete sentences.

The paraphrase should be introduced with a signal phrase.

The quote should be introduced and explained.

Both the paraphrase and quote should be cited in-text and on a reference page.

Then, answer the following prompts:

Explain your approach to paraphrasing vs quoting.

What made the quote stand out?

Based on the information from the Turnitin plagiarism link, how did you ensure both the paraphrase and quote were not plagiarized?

How did reviewing the Turnitin plagiarism link impact how you incorporated your resources?

Do you prefer to paraphrase or quote? Why is that the case?

Click on the following Writing Tip link for a review of citations:

Link: Writing Tip

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Offer additional insight into your peers' responses by furthering the discussion.

Identify the signal phrases and how they are used. What impact do these have on reading the paragraph?

Based on the content and presentation of the resource, can you conclude the argument or position the student is building?

Do you see areas of the post that might fall into any categories listed in the Turnitin link? If so, suggest how the student can remedy the situation to avoid potential plagiarism.