Your initial Forum posts require a minimum of a 500 word substantive response not including the question or sources. All follow-up responses (minimum of 2) should require 250-300 words. A total of three postings per forum is necessary to have completed the bare minimum amount of work.
Original responses to the Forum group question need to be substantial and significant supported by at least one additional scholarly reference that goes beyond the course textbook. Students should be using the APUS Online Library to search for peer-reviewed journal articles that help support their argument. The in-text citation and references will be formatted in APA Style. Your original posting should be posted as a response to the Forum question. All original response will be posted no later than Thursday evening at 11:59pm ET the week of the Forum question. Do not copy and paste from the Web. Your work must be in your own words.
All postings should contribute and advance the class knowledge of the course themes. Students are encouraged to “get out of the comfort zones” when making their arguments. The reason behind this activity allows students to analyze work from many different perspectives allowing the critical thinking process to grow. If you always stay in your comfort zone, you are not accepting of new ideas and concepts. Feel free to explore your theories and test them on the battlefield of peer review. Just make sure to include a scholarly reference to help support your argument.