Discussion: MEAL Plan
In the Discussions over the past 5 weeks, youve built an argument. Step-by-step, youve identified evidence to support a main idea statement and youve shown how that evidence proves the point. Now, its time to fine tune. Where can your language be more precise? Where can it be clearer? Where do you need to provide or double-check a citation that youre not quite sure about?
Additionally, to remember this process and the skills youve built, think about what resources and strategies have helped you along the way. Spend a little time perusing your Feedback Journal and any links youve saved for yourself. Whats been most helpful? Share what youve learned (and where you learned it!) with other writers so they can add resources to their writing toolkit.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Explore the links youve saved in your Feedback Journal, bookmarking the ones you found most helpful for yourself.
Create a list for yourself and your classmates of the most helpful resources and strategies you found this term.
By Day 4
Post your final revised paragraph responding to the research article, ensuring that your paragraph is a complete academic argument with all MEAL plan elements. Additionally, share at least one specific resource or strategy that has helped you revise and explain how it helped.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two colleagues by doing one of the following:
Identify effective elements in their paragraph
Share insights on revising an argument-based paragraph
Add your thoughts on the identified resource or strategy
Note: Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.
Submission and Grading Information
To access your rubric:
Week 6 Discussion Rubric