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Discussion Activity #1 Instructions (25 pts total)
For this discussion activity, I want you to use creativity and your understanding of cells and their structures to produce an original work that demonstrates your understanding of cells and their organelles and other cellular structures. Then, I want you to review each other’s original works and provide helpful feedback for improving the submission. Finally, you’ll revise your own work in response to your feedback, and then post the final version in your concluding post at the end of the week.
Prompt for your original essay post (12 pts), due by FRIDAY of the assigned week:
Before starting, choose to describe either a prokaryote (such as bacteria) or a eukaryote (such as an animal or plant cell) and make it clear in your post’s subject line which cell type you chose. Then, choose the TYPE of creative work you want to produce (see examples and suggestions below). Finally, make sure to include at least five (5) different organelles or sub-cellular structures in your original work as you create it.
Examples of creative/original works you could produce:
You don’t have to use one of these suggestions — be creative and come up with your own cell presentation!
Publish your original work as a NEW THREAD in this discussion forum. Please type a subject line that includes your cell type and creative title, then type/paste your original work directly into the text editor box so it shows up directly in the discussion board. Do NOT attach any files unless you created an audio or video file.
Here is an example of what a student in a previous semester submitted as his original work. Yours does not need to be this great – I picked a really great example so you’d have an idea of how creative you could be. 🙂
Prompt for your response posts (4 pts each, 8 pts total), due by SATURDAY of the assigned week of discussion:
Read everyone’s posted original works and select at least TWO CLASSMATES for replies. Reply to these classmates, including the following elements:
Prompt for your SUMMARY / CONCLUDING post (5 pts), due on SUNDAY of the assigned week of discussion:
Review all of the original and response posts, then EDIT/IMPROVE your original work based on the feedback and anything you wanted to add. Even if you did not receive any replies or suggestions, you still need to make at least one improvement to your original submission and post the final version in its entirety along with a brief description of what you changed. To post your conclusion, make sure to select the “reply” to YOUR original post so it is nested in the correct location on the forum. Do NOT create a new thread for the conclusion.
Do NOT write your conclusion and final version until after Saturday night so all your classmates have time to respond and provide feedback to you by the reply deadline. Posting your conclusion too early will result in lost points.
A grading rubric will be used to calculate your grade on this discussion. You are welcome to review the rubric to see how I will determine your score BEFORE you write your posts. A copy of the rubric is available in the grade book (in the Discussion Activity grade information).
Do NOT reply to this thread. Return to the main forum page and create a new thread for your original post.
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