SNHU 107 Discussion Rubric Your active participation in the discussion forums is essential to your overall success this term. Discussion questions are designed to help you make meaningful connections between the course content and the larger concepts and goals of the course. These offer you the opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’ responses and instructor’s guidance.
Requirements for Discussion Board Assignments Students are required to post one initial post (1) and to follow up with at least two (2) response posts for each discussion assignment. For your initial post (1) you must: ● Compose a post of one to two paragraphs. ● In Week One, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m.
Eastern Time. ● In Weeks Two through Eight, complete the initial post by Thursday at
11:59 p.m. of your local time zone. ● Take into consideration material such as course content and other
discussions from the current week and previous weeks, when appropriate.
For your response posts (2) you must: ● Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial
post thread. ● In Week One, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
Eastern Time. ● In Weeks Two through Eight, complete the two response posts by
Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone. ● Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating that “I agree”
or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each .
Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value
Develops an initial post with an organized, clear point of view or idea, using rich and significant detail (100%)
Develops an initial post with a point of view or idea, using adequate organization and detail (85%)
Develops an initial post with a point of view or idea but with some gaps in organization and detail (55%)
Does not develop an initial post with an organized point of view or idea (0%)
Timeliness Submits initial post on time (100%)
Submits initial post one day late (55%)
Submits initial post two or more days late (0%)
Engagement Provides relevant and meaningful response posts with clarifying explanation and detail (100%)
Provides relevant response posts with some explanation and detail (85%)
Provides somewhat relevant response posts with some explanation and detail (55%)
Provides response posts that are generic with little explanation or detail (0%)
Writes posts that are easily understood, clear, and concise, with no grammatical errors (100%)
Writes posts that are easily understood, with minimal grammatical errors (85%)
Writes posts that are understandable but include major grammatical (55%)
Writes posts that others are not able to understand due to significant grammatical errors (0%)