Thoroughly answer the two end of chapter critical thinking or review questions from this week’s assigned reading (one question from the end of each chapter). Your choice which two but one from each chapter).
Special Notes: Before answering first repeat the questions. Lastly ensure you use your course text book via in-text citations with a matching reference to support and enhance your answers. Additional outside (non-course text book) sources (properly cited and referenced per the APA) are highly encouraged for superior scores.
IMPORTANT / HELPFUL FORUM DISCUSSION NOTES: You will post one response to the forum discussion prompt and a minimum of two responses (more substantive responses for a superior score) to your classmates (or instructor if a follow-up question is asked) each discussion week (weeks 1 3 and 5 7). Single space only in forums. Importantly to keep everyone on the same sheet of music post only during the current course week (do not post in advance).
The response to each forum prompt must be a minimum of 500 words in length (excluding the directions questions quotations notes or references). Each of the required two responses to your classmates (or instructor) must be a minimum of 200 words in length. Each forum discussion prompt response will be valued at 70% your forum score and each classmate/instructor response will count as 15% of your forum score (30% in total).
Forum Prompt Response/Classmate (instructor) Response General Information and Scoring Details: Essentially the excellence of your effort is considered when grading your forum prompt responses and forum responses to classmates/instructor. It is critical that you ensure your forum prompt and forum responses to classmates/instructor are on time and meet the minimum lengths to avoid a loss of points. Although there are length minimums your score is predicated on the quality of your thinking and writing – not the length of your writing. Excess verbiage is usually a sign of poor editing and too few words are a sign of poor analysis. Forum prompt responses must reflect some new or original information do not just reiterate content or opinion posted by classmates.
Your forum prompt response must reflect college-level comprehension analysis discussion application (where appropriate) and learning. To demonstrate college writing thoroughly discuss and relate your answers/responses in both source and anecdotal language. Paraphrase quote only when absolutely necessary and provide examples differences/similarities analogies etc. Forum prompt responses and responses to your classmates/instructor must reflect critical thinking skills (critical analytical evaluative etc.) not your ability to simply transfer verbatim text content to the forum platform. You must strive to apply demonstrate illustrate relate analyze appraise compare/contrast criticize deduce debate determine differentiate distinguish estimate evaluate examine and/or predict in your forum responses. Show you are able to synthesize and evaluate knowledge in a cogent manner. This includes thoroughly explaining your positions/answers.
Sources are required for quality learning and scoring purposes. Specifically supplement/enhance your forum prompt response content (which is generally drawn from the course textbook or directed sources) but outside sources (peer-reviewed journals trade publications government reports legitimate/credible websites etc.) to enhance your knowledge base are strongly encouraged. Use of the AMU Online Library and Security Management/Course Library portal is highly encouraged.
Citation and Reference Style: This course requires students to use the citation and reference style established in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (sixth edition). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association. A very good APA source is the The Owl at Purdue University: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ There is also a comprehensive Web video on APA sixth edition in general and how to format a formal research paper in APA sixth edition in particular located at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pbUoNa5tyY