Welcome to Week Four

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WEEK 4 – ALMOST THERE!


You've made it beyond the half-way point thanks to your hard work and effort. I encourage you to read over my gradebook and Waypoint comments and feedback as usual. I know we had some bumpy patches in the road, but I'm excited to see how you've all managed to get behind the wheel and take charge. I hope you feel very proud of the progress you've made!


This week you will complete a draft peer review and a logic and plagiarism self-check. Be sure to carefully read my Instructor Guidance and the assigned readings prior to posting your discussion responses. Although you’ve completed your research, pre-writing, and drafting stages, you will probably find yourself re-doing some of your previous work this week. As you begin revising your draft, you may find some research gaps or organizational issues. If that’s the case, be sure to head back to the library to get more evidence to support your claims and/or make adjustments to your outline to ensure clarity and good structure. Research and organization can continue to flow into every step of the process, even our two remaining steps:


1. Revision

2. Final Draft


When responding to discussion prompts this week, read each forum topic/question thoroughly before responding with your initial post. Don’t forget to share two substantive peer replies within each discussion forum and address each part of the “Respond to Peers” section of the instructions. Peer reviews rely upon great peer responses!

WEEK 4 – TIME MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST


Here is a day-by-day checklist to help you plan ahead and set aside study hours. I encourage you to do a portion of the work as soon as you can to ensure all assignments are submitted by their due dates. Remember, there’s no penalty for working ahead!

DAY 1: TUESDAY

Read Week 4 Instructor Guidance and view the Introductory Video for Week 4

Begin your reading assignments, listed in the “Resources” section of the overview page

Review all APA Guides in the Ashford Writing Center, paying close attention to the details

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY

Continue readings and review multimedia and supplemental resources

Begin responding to discussions

Start your revisions, focusing on APA style

DAY 3: THURSDAY

Both of your initial discussion posts are due

Begin responding to peers in discussions

Continue your revisions, adding more information where needed

Review Week 4 End of Course Survey materials

DAY 4: FRIDAY

Read all classmates’ initial posts in discussions

Review materials for the Final Exam

Review discussion grades and feedback in the gradebook

Continue your revisions, adding more information where needed

DAYS 5 & 6: WEEKEND

Respond to classmates and instructor in discussions

Continue working on your revisions

Find a quiet, focused place to sit down and take the Final Exam (open book and open note)

Review Week 4 course materials to clear up confusion and find answers

DAY 7: MONDAY

Review rough draft grades and feedback in the gradebook

Final Exam is due

Wrap up discussions; this is the last day to post in Week 4

REMINDER: TUTORING AND SUPPORT


Remember, you have access to free tutoring services in this class. Our writing center tutors can give you one-on-one attention that is not always possible in a full writing composition course. They work with students at all levels. Whether you are confused, confident, worried, or worry-free, they can work with you to take your writing to the next level.

In this class, you have three tutoring services available: Paper Review, Live Chat, and Tutor E-mail. Click on the Writing Center link in the left-navigation menu to learn more about these tutoring options and how to get individualized support, tutoring, and information on academic writing.