Discussions are an opportunity for you to practice clearly and effectively communicating your ideas, interact with and respectfully challenge your peers, and support your writing with examples and scholarly resources. Be sure to answer all questions and view the rubric to be sure you can earn maximum points.
Successfully completing this activity meets Module Outcomes 1 & 4.
This activity aligns with the career competencies of written communication and critical thinking.
For your discussion posting this week, address the following:
Please watch the TED Talk by Mary Roach titled, “10 things you didn’t know about orgasm” (Links to an external site.). [Video file, 16:34]
Now, please discuss the following:
Remember to support your writing with scholarly evidence!
In your discussion, write about your reaction to the video and answer questions in the instructions.
In your discussion, please be sure to answer the following questions:
– What did you learn from this video, or how did the TED Talk change the way you think about something? No, seriously. Didn’t you learn anything in this one?
– This is where you demonstrate you understand the models of sexual response. So… Explain the models of sexual response, please!
– Talk a little about how sexual variations are viewed in society. Like, are they normal? Let’s have a good discussion here!
Remember, for maximum points in discussions you need to reply to at least three of your classmates’ postings before Sunday night.
Consult Discussion Criteria and the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. This is a â€œpost firstâ€ discussion forum, which means you must submit your initial post before you can view other studentsâ€™ posts. When you are ready to make your initial post, click on “Reply.” Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click â€œPost Reply.â€ This is a â€œpost firstâ€ discussion forum. You must submit your initial post before you can view other studentsâ€™ posts.
To respond to a peer, click â€œReplyâ€ beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post.
Remember to properly cite and reference your sources in APA format!
This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 35% of your final course grade.
Keep the following points in mind when working in the discussion forums:
- Postings should display originality in thought and insightful synthesis.
- Postings should demonstrate understanding of key concepts.
- Responses should be original and stimulate discussion.