Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Final Capstone Project Preparation
Review the Final Capstone Project in Week Five and select the issue in social and criminal justice that you will address. Identify and develop your thesis statement and your resolution for your chosen issue. This will be your initial version of the thesis statement for the Final Capstone Project, but expect that it will evolve after receiving feedback from your instructor and classmates. At the end of the learning week, reflect back on the feedback your classmates and instructor have provided.
Reference your textbook, Chapter 1.2, or the Writing Center for help with constructing your thesis statement.
Substantively respond, with at least 200 words, to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. In your responses, constructively offer opinions and insights into ways in which your classmates’ thesis statements may be strengthened or expanded. Make sure that your comments can be supported by your textbook, prior coursework, research experience, work experience, and the information in the Ashford Writing Center. This is an opportunity to help your classmates by sharing your expertise and insight.