Critical Thinking Questions

i will attach the paper you should read and then answer the below questions (‘Lucy’ species used stone tools, fossil study
says)

1. Topic-Purpose- What is the topic/purpose of the video/article?
2. Assumptions – What is an assumption that the video/article makes?
3. Gaps and absences – Can you think of kinds of evidence, arguments, or interpretations that seem missing or even avoided?
4. Authority – Do the authors explore alternative possibilities and interpretation that stimulate further debate and analysis?
5. Personal – What is your personal reaction to the video / article? What did you learn from the article/video?

garding rubric
ASSIGNMENTS: A series of critical thinking mandatory assignments will be given for various reading/video
assignments. In order to receive any credit for assignments, you MUST follow ALL ASSIGNMENT WRITING
REQUIREMENTS.
PARAGRAPH REQUIREMENT – ALL WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRE a minimum of a one paragraph answer to each
question (unless it is a fill in the blank question or specified otherwise). For purposes of this course, a paragraph is
defined as having A MINIMUM of 3-5 SENTENCE ANSWERS.

Instructions Objective – Students will write engaging informative, persuasive, and entertaining introductory statements. Objective – Students will organize body Essay

Instructions
Objective – Students will write engaging informative, persuasive, and entertaining introductory statements.
Objective – Students will organize body paragraphs using emphatic order
Objective – Students will write clear topic sentences to organize information
Objective – Students will persuade their audience using logic and reason
Objective – Students will explain information to expound upon the thesis.
After creating a preliminary and annotated bibliography on our class topic “Writing for a Cause”, write a research proposal essay where you propose your topic for research.

Minimum Requirements:

The research proposal paper should have no less than 750 words and no more than 1,500 words.

The introduction should include:

an engaging introductory statement using either an anecdotal introductory statement, rhetorical question introductory statement or a historical or factual data introductory statement.
a bridge that includes a discussion of the topic by weighing “pros and cons” or “agreements and disagreements”. The bridge should also include the student’s reasons for research using their results from the MY PLAN assessment.
a research question that is bolded and underlined. The research question serves as the thesis statement for this essay.
The body should include:

2 – 3 body paragraph(s) that address the five sources used in the annotated bibliography.
The information in each body paragraph should be organized under a topic sentence for each body paragraph. The topic sentence should connect the sources together so that they logically fit within the same paragraph. In other words, there must be a reason the articles are in the same paragraph.
The information for each article should be clearly communicated using identifying words like the author(s) names, the title(s) of the text(s), the publication(s), and the publication date(s).
The information from each article should in some way attempt to respond to the research question posed in the introduction paragraph.
The conclusion should include

a hypothesis that is both bolded and underlined.
a reflection on each article or the content from each article
a projection to discuss how the information from each article can be used in the future
a conclusion statement to close the essay and offer a lasting impression.

The topic is about COVID- 19 and how it impacted the world!! I included the 5 sources that need to be used since it has to be library database sources.

By: Kwok, Elaine Yuen Ling; Chiu, Jessica; Rosenbaum, Peter; Cunningham, Barbara Jane. BMC Health Services Research. Dec2022, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p1-9. 9p. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-021-07454-5

By: Halili, Rrezart; Bunjaku, Jeta; Gashi, Bujar; Hoxha, Teuta; Kamberi, Agron; Hoti, Nexhmedin; Agahi, Riaz; Basha, Vlora; Berisha, Visar; Hoxha, Ilir. BMC Infectious Diseases. Dec2022, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p1-9. 9p. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-022-07038-6.

By: Jiang, Bingting; Tang, Zhuo; Xiao, Xiong; Yao, Jing; Cao, Ronghui; Li, Kenli. IEEE Transactions on Parallel

Which sphere do you feel you need more help with, and which one do you think is more comfortable for

Which sphere do you feel you need more help with, and which one do you think is more comfortable for you to lead in?

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General Guidelines for Discussion Forums:

Each post is about 300 words in length, using full sentences and paragraphs.

Each post must incorporate at least two (2) citations a Reference list.

All posts are clearly written and contain NO spelling or grammatical errors. Use APA Citations for all your sources and include an APA References list. (No Title Page or other APA formatting is required)

You are expected to use the following sources we have used in LDRS 300 class as references. Use of sources not from LDRS 300 is permitted only as a secondary source to validate your point made from an LDRS 300 source.

In at least 150 words, describe the strengths and weaknesses of American family life in the 21st century

In at least 150 words, describe the strengths and weaknesses of American family life in the 21st century. For example, a strength of today’s family might be that parents are more open and understanding of the differences in their children. Traditional families may have disowned a daughter that got pregnant while unmarried, while today’s families would help her and understand.
A major weakness of today family might be that we are less involved in each other’s lives.
The initial post must be at least 150 words and Grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure count. I expect it to be in paragraph form. DO NOT plagiarize. Plagiarism will result in 0 for this assignment. Cite all sources and back up all opinion with facts.

2-3 paragraphs

Explain the two best methods of gauging/assessing/judging/determining the extent of crime. The two methods are the UCR and the NCVS
why these two methods are the best should be explained in 2-3 paragraphs consisting of 6-7 sentences each paragraph
There should be no quotes or plagiarism be original and thoughts should be clearly expressed

English Question

Cause and Effect Argument Essay Assignment
Goal Choose a trend or phenomenon related to the sale, trade, or donation of human organs. The trend or phenomenon should have a definable set of causes and effects. Write a 1,500–1,750-word argument using five to seven academic resources that persuades an audience to accept your explanation of the causes and effects of your chosen trend or phenomenon related to the sale, trade, or donation of human organs.

Directions
Imagine your issue either as a puzzle or as a disagreement. If your issue is like a puzzle that needs to be put together, your task will be to create a convincing case for an audience that does not have an answer to your cause and effect question already in mind. If your issue is like a disagreement that needs to be resolved, your argument must be overtly persuasive because your goal will be to change your audience’s views.
Be sure to examine alternative hypotheses or opposing views and explain your reasons for rejecting them.
This essay is NOT a CASUAL essay. Instead, it is a cause and effect essay. A cause and effect essay explains the causes and effects of a trend or phenomenon involving the sale, trade, or donation of human organs.
First Draft Grading

You will receive completion points for the first draft based upon the successful submission of a complete draft.
Because your first draft is a completion grade, do not assume that this grade reflects or predicts the final grade. If you do not consider your instructor’s comments, you may be deducted points on your final draft.

Final Draft Grading
The essay will be graded using a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations.

Sources

Include in-text citations and a references page in APA Style for FIVE to SEVEN scholarly sources outside of class texts.
These sources should be used to support any claims you make and should be present in the text of the essay.
Use the GCU Library to help you find sources.
Include this research in the paper in a scholarly manner.
Format

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

LopesWrite

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

English Question

Assignment Directions
Instructions are important documents in the real world. They are a way companies can connect to their customers, and they structure the way individuals do their jobs. Having correct and detailed instructions can also help ensure everyone does the same thing for the same task, providing consistency. They can show people performing tasks how to do so safely and effectively.
Unfortunately, instructions are often the worst-written documents we encounter: they miss steps, fail to orient the reader to important tools or concepts, assume too much or explain too much, and generally confuse a reader who is already unfamiliar with the task.
Writing instructions is harder than it seems, but more important than we assume.
For this assignment, you will produce a set of written instructions for a task of your choosing. Your instructions will be designed for users who have not necessarily worked through the process that you are describing. Your instructions must include both text and visuals and should allow even novice users to move successfully through your selected step-by-step process.
Your final instructions should:
Be 250 – 500 words long
Include 5 individual steps
Include 5 accompanying images
You should not be copying your steps from a source—these should be your own steps to complete a task.
Be 12 pt, Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, double spaced.
This project will be both an exercise in writing effective instructions as well as clear document design that makes effective use of headings, bullets, lists, body text, and image placement.
Some sample tasks include:
cropping and resizing images in Photoshop
how to test soil
scanning with an HP scanner
how to make beeswax candles
building a campfire
Some tips on choosing a task:
Choose a task you are reasonably familiar with. If you are a novice, you might miss steps and mislead the reader unknowingly.
Choose a task with specific steps that aren’t based on technique. “How to sink a free throw” or “how to ballroom dance” are interesting topics, but a reader’s success will depend on form, not function.
Choose something appropriately complex. “How to fix a blister” involves too few steps for an effective project.

Writer’s Notebook: Annotations for “Harry Potter’s True Service to My Generation” by Noah Bokat-Lindell

Annotation Assignment
Please complete the following steps to annotate and submit the attached reading assignment.

Download the Microsoft Word file.

Turn on Track Changes in Microsoft Word under the Review tab first.

Complete Step 1: Predict and Preview before you read.

Complete Step 2:

Read a paragraph and then summarize (paraphrase) it in one sentence.

In Microsoft Word, highlight the last word in the paragraph, and then click the Comment box and type your summary in the box.

Define all vocabulary words you don’t know.

Type the definition directly in the sentence next to the word.

Highlight the main ideas in the text and underline the supporting details or interesting quotes/facts (annotate).

Use the guide on the document for your annotations.

Complete Step 3: answer the reading questions at the end.

Save your file onto your computer with the completed questions and annotations.

Resubmit your completed assignment by clicking on the link above and attaching your file.

You have two choices when completing this assignment. You can use the Track Changes in Microsoft Word to answer the questions and annotate, or you can download and print the file and hand write directly on the article. Then you can take a picture of your annotations and submit them when you are finished.Grading rubric:

Pre-reading, 10

Summaries, 40

Vocabulary, 15

Annotating, 15

Two post questions, 20

Total, 100

Works CitedBokat-Lindell, Noah. “Harry Potter’s True Service to My Generation: Muggles United.” Christian Science Monitor, 15 July 2011, Academic Search Complete, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true

Lesson: Active Reading and AnnotatingLesson: Active Reading and Annotating

Active reading is to read while taking notes in order to better understand what you are reading. Annotating means to summarize and mark up your reading. You will be doing a lot of active reading and annotating in your college career. You will annotate articles and chapter readings. In this class, you will annotate every article you read. You will need the practice, so you will become better and more critical readers. As an “active reader,” you should have questions in mind as you approach any assignment, and you should be looking for the answers to these questions as you read. To actively read, you should always “annotate” your text. As the word suggests, you mark up and “take notes” on the text. Please read the attached file called Annotating Sources.Unlike “highlighting,” which is a passive activity, the process of annotating and taking notes as you read helps you to stay focused and concentrate better. It will also help you to monitor and improve your comprehension. If you come across something that you don’t understand or that you need to ask you instructor about, you’ll be able to quickly make note of it, and then go on with your reading.The following is a list of some techniques that you can use to annotate text:

Write short summaries in the margin at the end of paragraphs.

Highlight and underline main and supporting details.

Circle words that you do not know and define them in the margins.

Highlight or circle any definitions or key terms.

Signal where important information can be found with key words or symbols in the margin.

Write the questions in the margin next to the section where the answer is found.

Indicate steps in a process by using numbers in the margin.

NOTE: The attached file on Annotating Sources largely addresses traditional print material. But all of these things can be done electronically as well using the Review, Comment, and Track Changes features in Microsoft Word.

Read and take notes over the lesson below over Cornell Notes first. 

Read and take notes over the lesson below over Annotating Sources. 

Complete your next Writer’s Notebook assignment over annotating below.

Note: Both the lessons below include screenshots of notes. It is best to view them in a large window, so you can see the notes clearly. 

HIS 101 History C

I need someone help me this question
Please read the following primary sources and then answer the questions below:
Excerpts from The Book of Genesis (1-3, 6-8, 22) Genesis, from The Hebrew Bible (professorcampbell.org)
“The Flood Story” from The Epic of Gilgamesh” The Great Flood: Gilgameš – Livius (archive.org)

Compare the assigned primary sources and write a discussion post answering the following questions:
What specific similarities between the two stories were you able to find?
What might account for these similarities?
Make sure that your post begins with a sentence which clearly states your main argument, and that it refers to specific evidence from the sources in order to support that argument. Then provide a substantial response to at least one of your classmates’ posts. When you have completed your response, please respond to another classmate’s post with a substantial response.Note: You will not be able to view your classmates’ posts until you make your first post. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, but not exceed 500 words. Your response to your classmate’s post should be at least 2-3 substantive sentences

GradingThis discussion board assignment is worth 100 points.
Students are only required to complete FOUR of the Discussion Boards for their grades. The Module 1 Introduction and Module 2 Final Project Brainstorm are required. However, students may choose to complete ANY four of the remaining seven Discussion Boards to complete this requirement. Additionally, students may choose to complete a fifth Discussion Board for extra credit.
Discussions are worth 25% of the overall grade.

RubricOutstandingVery GoodAveragePoorWriting
40 Points
Demonstrates outstanding critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses.Demonstrates critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses.Demonstrates decent critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses, but lacks a thorough interpretation.Does not demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses. The effort is lacking. There appears to be little understanding of the purpose of the assignment.Analysis
40 Points
Displays outstanding knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.Displays knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.Displays fair knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter, but lacks a deep understanding.Does not display consistent knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.
The effort is lacking. There appears to be insufficient understanding of the meaning of the assigned reading(s).
Participation
20 Points
Writes thoughtful and analytical comments on other classmates’ posts. Is polite and encouraging in comments, even when questioning the classmate’s opinions and/or findings.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that shows very good analysis and thoughtfulness. Is mostly polite and encouraging in comments, even when questioning the classmate’s opinions and/or findings.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that shows fair good analysis and thoughtfulness, but does not always display a deep understanding of the original post. Is not always polite and encouraging in comments. The questions and comments are sometimes rude, though likely not on purpose.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that fail to display any meaningful analysis or thoughtfulness. It is not clear if the student understands the meaning or purpose of the original post.
The student is rude and not helpful at all in their comments.

H discussion ITSI-231

Research on the web:
1. Find a hard drive (or hard drives if more than one is suggested) and other drives (i.e. CD, DVD, Blu-ray or something else – more than one is allowed) that would work for a gamer and
2. Find the same but for a typical home or business user.
After determining each, further answer the following in your initial post:
What is the total cost of each set?
What criteria did you use to choose each?
What did you consider important for each?
Did you choose multiple drives? Why?
Would you purchase either of these for your personal use?

L discussion ITSI-231

Research on the web:
1. Find a hard drive (or hard drives if more than one is suggested) and other drives (i.e. CD, DVD, Blu-ray or something else – more than one is allowed) that would work for a gamer and
2. Find the same but for a typical home or business user.
After determining each, further answer the following in your initial post:
What is the total cost of each set?
What criteria did you use to choose each?
What did you consider important for each?
Did you choose multiple drives? Why?
Would you purchase either of these for your personal use?

Option #1: Tongo Eisen-Martin’s poem, “the course of meal” Option #2: Morgan Parker’s poem, “ALL THEY WANT IS MY

Option #1: Tongo Eisen-Martin’s poem, “the course of meal”
Option #2: Morgan Parker’s poem, “ALL THEY WANT IS MY MONEY MY PUSSY MY BLOOD”
Option #3: Sara Borjas’s poem, “Pocha Cafe”

Now that you have read the poems and watched the videos by all three poets, please select ONE poem (either option #1 “the course of meal” by Tongo Eisen-Martin OR option #2 “ALL THEY WANT” by Morgan Parker OR option #3 “Pocha Cafe” by Sara Borjas) to discuss in your post.

In your post, reflect on the poem you have chosen. I’m leaving what you discuss entirely up to you, but you could consider:

analyzing the overall meaning of the poem (i.e. giving your original interpretation–don’t worry about whether your interpretation is “correct”)
describing how the poem made you feel (i.e. your emotional response)
describing the poet’s “style”–what makes their language feel contemporary? how does poetry written today sound and/or feel different from the older works we’ve studied this semester?
the poem’s relevance to social or political issues affecting today’s world (i.e. the question of how the poet is using language to shape/change the world)

First, please no plagiarism please In your essay, I first want you to form a hypothesis about the cause(s)

First, please no plagiarism please

In your essay, I first want you to form a hypothesis about the cause(s) and/or the effect(s) of a phenomenon
concerning our diets/consumption. Single out an eating trend or social consumption behavior and choose to 1)
explain why it started; 2) why it has stopped; 3) why it has increased in popularity or prevalence; 4) why
it has decreased in popularity or prevalence; 5) or, explain the widespread consequence(s) of a trend or
behavior. You might look at causes and effects impacting areas of life such as public health, the economy,
the marketplace, and culture.
Your paper, 3 full pages minimum (though stronger papers might need to be longer), depends on your use of
credible outside research as evidence to support your central claim. Please cite at least four professional
journalistic and/or academic sources.
Descriiption of your highlighted subject: do you clearly describe a singular trend or phenomenon? Do you give
it the necessary history and context? Do you make it seem significant, that is, worthy of our consideration?
.5—The descriiption and contextualization are missing from your paper or too superficially presented.
1—The descriiption and contextualization are presented adequately.
1.5— The descriiption and contextualization are presented well.
2—The descriiption and contextualization are presented masterfully. Your audience will have a rich
understanding of the trend or phenomenon and its larger significance.

Supporting evidence: do you employ current and reputable academic/journalistic evidence to support your own
thesis? Do you use at least four outside sources to support your explanation?
.5—No outside sources are used, or some are used but not as critically as needed for college-level work.
1—You use four sources at least, and you use them adequately to develop your explanations and examples.
1.5— You use four sources at least, and you use them keenly to develop your explanations and examples.
2—Your masterfully incorporate outside research to develop your explanations and examples. The distinction
between those critical voices and your own is clear, and you cite them to support your work without letting
them overpower your own voice and argument in the paper.
Responding to alternative judgments and objections: do you anticipate objections and respond with carefully
made counterarguments?
.5—You don’t really address other ideas about what caused or what are the effects of your subject.
1—You adequately discuss some of the most obvious and/or important alternative theories and respond
adequately to possible objections to your own thesis.
1.5—You deftly discuss the most obvious and/or important alternative theories and respond insightfully to
possible objections to your own thesis.
2—You expertly introduce differing hypotheses about cause and effect, tactfully refute and/or concede their
points,
but finally, you still work to justify your own stance in response.
Style, clarity, grammar, and mechanics: are you communicating clearly sentence-by-sentence? Are you
paragraphs well organized and well connected to one other?
.5—No, your sentences may be more often than not grammatically challenged or slightly confusing. Your
ideas, even if they are good, are a little bit of a mess!
1—Yes, you communicate fine, even if you might still have some issues to work on. Your ideas are organized
well enough to follow.
1.5—You are in pretty good shape as a writer and sound in control of your thoughts. Your ideas are
logically organized and easy to follow.
2— Your writing shows a nearly professional ability to control word choice, structure, style, and tone. The
structure of your essay—its use of forecasting, topic sentences, and transition—compels us through your
writing with ease.
Does your essay adhere to MLA guidelines, including a properly formatted works cited page in alphabetical
order that uses hanging indentations?

read and write

Section 1: Interest
16 pts
Full Marks
Response clearly articulates strongest interest area/scores, interest alignment with personal career goals and surprising interest areas/scores.
Section 2: Motivators
16 pts
Full Marks
Response clearly articulates strongest motivators, agreement with strongest motivators, and which motivators are priorities in relation to work.
Section 3: Skills
16 pts
Full Marks
Response clearly articulates reflection on personal top skills and confidence, address how personal top skills support top interest areas, how top skills align with career goals, and identifies which skills still need to be developed.
Section 4: Career Match
16 pts
Full Marks
Response clearly articulates 4 career match areas. Response offers clear reflection on the following for all 4 career match areas: words/phrases that spark interest and why, information that didn’t resonate, and personal next steps for each career area.
Section 5: Culture Match
16 pts
Full Marks
Response clearly articulates ratings for 4 culture factors and offers personal reflection on the correlation between each culture score and one’s ideal work environment.
Section 6: Overall Reflection and Next Steps
20 pts
Full Marks
Response clearly articulates and offers personal reflection on the suggested career caution areas, overall CareerLeader assessment, and which results were most accurate and meaningful.
you should take information from the file and fill it in Reflection Worksheet.

Write a discussion post on “An old Manuscript”

in each original post, you should:
1. Provide a brief plot or poem summary, preferably with a sentence (somewhere) that
states the theme or main point of that reading.
2. Write 1-3 sentences discussing the narrative structure of the reading: is it a real story? Is it
fictional? Who is the narrator? To whom is the narrator delivering this story, and
how? What is the tone?
3. Write 1-2 sentences noting the themes that seemed most important to you in the reading,
with page numbers of the passages that most effectively encapsulated this theme.
4. Write 1-3 sentences comparing something about this reading with either another reading for
the day, or, if only one reading has been assigned that day, to another reading from a
previous day.

Just Paraphrase :

Theory:
Porosity in definition is the pore volume over the bulk volume of a rock (eq. 1). The pore volume of a rock is responsible for storing any fluid present in the reservoir. However, there are some insulated pores within the rock that fluids can’t access. Therefore, effective porosity is the pore volume of the connected pores of the rock that can store the fluids. The effective porosity is the one needed when evaluating the reservoir properties and making necessary calculation for the reservoir.

Porosity can be measured in different ways including well logging and core analysis. In well logging, specific logging tools are driven down the hole and it measures the neutron and density porosity immediately. In core analysis, a sample of the reservoir or the target zone it taken to the lab to be tested. Although core analysis consumes more time and it could be costly, it is a very useful technique because core analysis gives much more than porosity. In core analysis, petroleum engineers and geologists are benefitted from the overall results. For petroleum engineers, the core analysis can show porosity, permeability, fluid saturation, grain size and distribution, capillary forces, etc. Those parameters allow the engineer to design the best drilling tools and casings for the drilling process. On the other hand, geologists can determine lithology, minerology, geochemistry, etc.

Just Paraphrase :

Theory:
Porosity in definition is the pore volume over the bulk volume of a rock (eq. 1). The pore volume of a rock is responsible for storing any fluid present in the reservoir. However, there are some insulated pores within the rock that fluids can’t access. Therefore, effective porosity is the pore volume of the connected pores of the rock that can store the fluids. The effective porosity is the one needed when evaluating the reservoir properties and making necessary calculation for the reservoir.

Porosity can be measured in different ways including well logging and core analysis. In well logging, specific logging tools are driven down the hole and it measures the neutron and density porosity immediately. In core analysis, a sample of the reservoir or the target zone it taken to the lab to be tested. Although core analysis consumes more time and it could be costly, it is a very useful technique because core analysis gives much more than porosity. In core analysis, petroleum engineers and geologists are benefitted from the overall results. For petroleum engineers, the core analysis can show porosity, permeability, fluid saturation, grain size and distribution, capillary forces, etc. Those parameters allow the engineer to design the best drilling tools and casings for the drilling process. On the other hand, geologists can determine lithology, minerology, geochemistry, etc.

HIS 101 History

I need someone help me this question
Please read the following primary sources and then answer the questions below:
Excerpts from The Book of Genesis (1-3, 6-8, 22) Genesis, from The Hebrew Bible (professorcampbell.org)
“The Flood Story” from The Epic of Gilgamesh” The Great Flood: Gilgameš – Livius (archive.org)

Compare the assigned primary sources and write a discussion post answering the following questions:
What specific similarities between the two stories were you able to find?
What might account for these similarities?
Make sure that your post begins with a sentence which clearly states your main argument, and that it refers to specific evidence from the sources in order to support that argument. Then provide a substantial response to at least one of your classmates’ posts. When you have completed your response, please respond to another classmate’s post with a substantial response.Note: You will not be able to view your classmates’ posts until you make your first post. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, but not exceed 500 words. Your response to your classmate’s post should be at least 2-3 substantive sentences

GradingThis discussion board assignment is worth 100 points.
Students are only required to complete FOUR of the Discussion Boards for their grades. The Module 1 Introduction and Module 2 Final Project Brainstorm are required. However, students may choose to complete ANY four of the remaining seven Discussion Boards to complete this requirement. Additionally, students may choose to complete a fifth Discussion Board for extra credit.
Discussions are worth 25% of the overall grade.

RubricOutstandingVery GoodAveragePoorWriting
40 Points
Demonstrates outstanding critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses.Demonstrates critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses.Demonstrates decent critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses, but lacks a thorough interpretation.Does not demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses. The effort is lacking. There appears to be little understanding of the purpose of the assignment.Analysis
40 Points
Displays outstanding knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.Displays knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.Displays fair knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter, but lacks a deep understanding.Does not display consistent knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.
The effort is lacking. There appears to be insufficient understanding of the meaning of the assigned reading(s).
Participation
20 Points
Writes thoughtful and analytical comments on other classmates’ posts. Is polite and encouraging in comments, even when questioning the classmate’s opinions and/or findings.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that shows very good analysis and thoughtfulness. Is mostly polite and encouraging in comments, even when questioning the classmate’s opinions and/or findings.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that shows fair good analysis and thoughtfulness, but does not always display a deep understanding of the original post. Is not always polite and encouraging in comments. The questions and comments are sometimes rude, though likely not on purpose.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that fail to display any meaningful analysis or thoughtfulness. It is not clear if the student understands the meaning or purpose of the original post.
The student is rude and not helpful at all in their comments.

create a well-developed second paragraph that would follow the following paragraph.

Governments are working tirelessly to ensure that its’ citizens have health insurance. Unfortunately, millions of people have never been insured. Drastically has this number grown over the past years and is feared to rise even more. The level of poverty in many countries is to be blamed for this as many citizens cannot afford to insure themselves and their families. They, therefore, have very limited or no access to health services. This has caused a tremendous increase in the number of illnesses in these countries.
Read the paragraph : Create a well-developed second paragraph that would follow the following paragraph, (not plagiarism please)