· Discussion Assignments
You are required to answer one of the discussion questions in between 500 and 600 words. You will be penalized for having less than 500 words or exceeding 600 words.
· Your essay should be titled using both the number identifier for and the exact wording of the question that you are attempting. This becomes the title/subject of your essay. Do not use your name or the Discussion number as the title/subject of your essay. A penalty of half a point (0.5) penalty will be imposed on a violation of this requirement.
· The relevant Course readings must be referenced using in-text citations (author and page number – MLA style) in every discussion. Non-course materials may be used to supplement the course readings. However, a “Works Cited” with full bibliographic information must be provided for non-course materials. PowerPoint lectures may be used and cited but they are not considered course readings (they are lectures). You will lose a full point for not referencing assigned course readings in your discussion essay. A violation of this requirement will also make you ineligible for a rewrite on the said assignment.
· Your essay must include a word count at the end using this format: Word Count: xxx. This word count excludes the title and references at the end of the essay. You will lose half a point (0.5) for not including a word count at the end of your Discussion essay. A violation of this requirement will also make you ineligible for a rewrite on the assignment.
· You will be penalized half a point (0.5) for falsifying your word count. This will also make you ineligible for a rewrite on the said assignment.