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Please review the discussion board rubric under “Start Here”.

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 Use in-text citations appropriately and provide full citations for your initial post and at least one of your response posts.  One of your citations needs to be outside of your text.  

Discussion Board Rubric

Discussion Board: Participation and Professionalism Rubric

Expectations and Points Awarded



Needs Improvement


Posting Requirements

50 pts

Student always posts to the discussion board on three separate days within the week. Proper APA format is used for in-text citation and referencing in the initial post. The student writes in a scholarly tone demonstrating critical thinking that goes beyond just sharing opinions. Student demonstrates ability to cite sources in proper APA.

50 pts

Student does not post on three separate days of the week, but posts on two separate days of the week.

35 pts

Student posts only one initial response to the discussion board.

20  pts

Student does not post an initial answer to address the topic or answer the question, and/or does not make any responses at all.

0 pts

Level of Engagement and Participation

15 pts

Student posts promote further discussion by offering ideas and asking questions that are relevant to the discussion and course material. The posts offer an expansion on other student’s posts and course material.

15 pts

Student contributes to the class by posting but offers only a few  ideas and  asks questions that promote discussion on occasion but not all the time.

10  pts

Student rarely contributes to the discussion  by offering ideas and asking questions.

3 pts

Student never contributes to the discussion  by offering ideas and asking questions.

0 pts

Response Skill

15 pts

Student responses demonstrate they have read their classmates post.  Their response indicates they are furthering the discussion by building on the post their classmate made. Proper APA format is used for in-text citation and referencing. The student writes in a scholarly tone demonstrating critical thinking that goes beyond just sharing opinions. Student demonstrates ability to cite sources in proper APA.

 15 pts

Student  responses often, but not always, indicate they have read their classmate and instructor posts.

10 pts

Student responses rarely demonstrate an understanding of other posts and course material.

 5 pts

Student posts do not demonstrate they have read the material or other students’ posts.

0 pts

Posting Behavior

10  pts

Student demonstrates a professional level of respect for learning  while participating on the discussion board. This level of respect is shown through behavior and attitude.

10 pts

Student posting is usually respectful. There is no  display of  disruptive posting.

7 pts

Student posts sometimes display a lack of respect or professional writing behavior, including rules of Netiquette

 3  pts

Student is often disruptive by posting posts that are not respectful, do not demonstrate professionalism, or breach Netiquette rules.

0 pts


10 pts

Student is always prepared  with discussion posts that demonstrate a commitment to reading the course material and posts. The student’s post contains scholarly support for ideas by citing credible references

10 pts

Student is usually prepared with posts that demonstrate some understanding of the topic.

7 pts

Student is only occasionally prepared for class with posts that demonstrate they have read the course material and posts from the Instructor and other students.

2  pts

Student is never prepared for class with assignments and required class materials.

0 pts


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