The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Wednesday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Wednesday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.Assignment DetailsComplete the following for this assignment:Write a short reflection essay about your experience writing a research paper in this class. This is not an APA-formatted essay. It should be submitted as a Discussion Board response.Be sure to use the following guidelines:You may use first person.Make sure that you include a clearly worded statement of purpose in an appropriate place, such as the end of the introduction.Your short essay should be about the writing and research process. It should not be about the instructor or criticism of the assignments.This is your opportunity to review your experiences of gaining more knowledge about the process of research and writing.Grading Rubric: ContentStudent demonstrates ability to write a concise essay focused on a narrow topic that is developed with an introduction (with thesis), at least three body paragraphs focused on a single topic, and a wrap-up paragraph that brings the essay to a satisfactory conclusion.40%Critical ThinkingStudent uses self- reflection to offer unique personal observations on the experience of researching and writing in the course.30%PresentationPosts adhere to college-level standards effective written communication skills, including correct grammar, spelling and mechanics.10%InteractivityActively participates throughout the week and provides substantive responses to at least 2 classmate posts following instructions provided.20% Other Information There is no additional information to display at this time.