2/8/12 3-4 par.
As you begin working on this first discussion a few important tips and reminders:
Ø Remember that the key to academic writing, research, and analysis is to fully address all required questions using specific, detailed, and documented examples.
Ø Guess work, opinion, and observations lacking support based on sources that reflect university and academic level work does not reflect such requirements.
Ø As you work to complete the questions for this week be mindful to ensure that you focus on the critical connections between each as the questions are all interconnected and should be approached accordingly.
Questions to consider when working to address the required points of analysis for this week of discussion :
Ø What forces contributed to the cultural makeup of early civilizations ?
o Be sure to define specific forces
o Be sure to fully connect those forces to the cultural makeup of early civilizations
o Be sure to define the civilizations in focus-in this case we are focused on Mesopotamia
§ It is important to keep focus on the required area to demonstrate your quality of understanding and analysis of the topic each week
o Be sure to use very specific examples to show each at work
§ How did each force you included in your discussion specifically impact cultural makeup ?
§ What specific examples can you show to demonstrate such influence ?
Ø What social issues arose because of this cultural makeup ?
o How did the forces you specifically outlined produce social issues ?
o What specific social issues arose due to the cultural makeup of early civilizations ?
o How did one produce the other ?
Ø What were the main cultural influences on early civilizations ?
o Using the forces and social issues already outlined-how did each influence cultural makeup ?
o In specific terms, what is the relationship of each to cultural makeup ?
o And in turn, how can you demonstrate how forces and social issues impacted cultural makeup ?
Ø Do you believe that revisionist history is a good or a bad thing ? Explain your response.
o What is revisionist history ?
§ A reminder that dictionary definitions are not appropriate for reference and citation
§ When building an academic based definition-use a variety of sources
§ Do not simply quote and cite a dictionary as that is not appropriate use of the resource
o What specifically does it mean ?
o How can you apply the theory to the topics at hand in this Unit of work ? and this DB ?
Ø As you work to complete these points of discussion, please remain mindful of the requirements of the course outlined in the course expectations and course rubric. For further details, please review the course rubric and expectations listed in the course announcements area of our classroom.
o use a minimum of 3 resources appropriate for university level work (sources like those found in our Library )
o include required introduction, transitions and a conclusion
o include both in text citations and a list of resources reflective of APA Guidelines
o follow all APA Guidelines (spacing, formatting, and otherwise)
o provide specific and detailed examples based on documented sources
o fully address all required questions
o ensure that all posts are substantive (i.e. substantial in nature and that focus on the required points of focus)