Before drafting your initial post, take time to reflect on everything you’ve learned about argument, logic, and fallacy over the last month. Reread your draft with an eye on logic and make note of any fallacies you catch or claims that lack support.
Take another look at your draft with an eye on your use of outside sources. Keep an eye out for missing quotation marks, poorly paraphrased information, and in-text citations. Make note of any errors or concerns you discover. Utilize the Turnitin tool to help you review your work.
In 200 to 300 words, share your plagiarism and logic self-check experience. Describe your process and the items you uncovered during your review. In a few sentences, explain how you will correct the issues and ask questions if you need help or advice. You are encouraged to share some examples from your draft and explain how this experience will influence your work in the future.
Please review the Week Five Discussion Initial Post Template before writing your response.
Week 5 Discussion: Initial Post
After reviewing my work for originality and potential unintentional plagiarism, I have learned that … (Here, you should share your plagiarism self-check experience, including a review of your TurnItIn originality report. Describe your process and the items you uncovered during your review.)
After reviewing my work for logic and potential fallacy errors, I have learned that… (Here, you should share your logic self-check experience, including references to the logic handout. Describe your process and the items you uncovered during your review.)
I plan on correcting these issues by … (In a few sentences, explain how you will correct problems for the final draft. Discuss any specific questions you have regarding your plagiarism and logic self-check experience.)
One of my best passages is … (Here, you should share some of your best quotes, paraphrases, and logical passages with the class. Be sure to explain why your chosen sections are “the best,” and how this process will influence your work in the future.)
(If you reference the tutorials, textbook, instructor guidance, or handouts – which you should – be sure to cite them in-text and add the references to the end of your post. Be sure to use proper APA style!)