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In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 200 words), and respond to at least 2 peers’ postings (recommended minimum 75 words).

After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.

Use these videos for help on how to post to the Discussion Board:

Assignment Details

When it comes to report writing in criminal justice, it is important to note that quality matters. As a criminal justice professional, much of your work will involve some form of writing. This writing and how well it is written can make all the difference in a court trial, a disciplinary hearing in a prison, a violation of someone’s probation, and even the possibility of being subpoenaed. For this reason, it is important to pay attention to your writing skills now. Make sure you review the following Unit 4 MUSE resources:

These resources may be useful in answering the following discussion board questions:

  • How is the quality of your writing a representation of you the person and you the professional?
  • Discuss ideas on how someone can improve their report writing skills?

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Reminders: 

  • Must have three posts:  A Main Post and two replies to peers.
    • First post: Either your main post or a reply to others must be posted before midnight CT (Central time) on Friday of each week.
    • Second and third post: Must be posted on a different day from the first post.
  • Connect to Content: At least one post must refer to course learning materials. See the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards for help with connecting to the content.
  • Engaging in Class Discussions: For more information on making the most of your class dialog, review the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards

Grading Rubric

Assignment CriteriaProficient DescriptorPoints

Quality of  Main Post

42 Points 

Student’s main post meets or exceeds the following requirements: 

• Responds completely to all of parts of discussion question. (11 points)
• Communicates content information accurately and/or logically (11 points)
• Delivers a thoughtful response demonstrating insights and reflections (10 points)
• Connects to both key content concepts and personal experiences (10 points)
/42 pts.

Response to Peers

36 Points

Responds to a minimum of 2 peers.  (18 points per response)
Substantive response (18 points)
Furthers the conversation with peers. Examples could include:  (18 points)  

  • Provides additional resources
  • Connects to key concepts
  • Shares personal or professional experiences
  • Contributes new information or perspective
  • Presents a competing viewpoint

/36 pts.

Support from Learning Resources

5 Points

At least one post refers to course learning resources/5 pts.

Professional Writing

7 points

Response is well-organized, clear and free of grammatical and mechanical errors.

Posts demonstrate courtesy and respect for others.
/7 pts.Total90 Points Possible/90 pts. 

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