ENGL 104 Unit 5 – Discussion Board

ENGL 104 Unit 5 – Discussion Board

Assignment Description

The most compelling topic during this course to me was tones. I’d say my strong suite is definitely not writing, but it did broaden my knowledge significantly learning and practicing professional emails with different tones. I have to send emails at work daily, so it’s definitely a skill I intend on practicing.

Participating in the discussion boards really helped the knowledge from intellipaths stick. Getting to see how others were responding and how their thought processes were different than mine was also very interesting. It mainly helped getting to practice and getting feedback on my practice topics shortly after. I don’t think there’s any course material left that could be clarified. It was all very straight forward as well as very concise.

This may not be a popular opinion, but I think a final writing prompt that would be a bit larger would help solidify the knowledge we’ve gained throughout the course. Or possibly building from one discussion board to the other. Something like answering a prompt as a rough draft, getting feedback from our peers, and using the next discussion board as a final draft. This may provide the opportunity to display the skills we learned from the course while exercising different drafts and implementing feedback.

Primary Response is due by Thursday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Saturday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:


Review and reflect on the knowledge that you have gained from this course. Based on your review and reflection, write 200-250 words on the following:

  • What were the most compelling topics that you learned in this course?
  • How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?
  • What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?


Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 50–100-word reply about their Primary Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlighteni

ENGL 104 Unit 5  Discussion Board

ENGL 104 Unit 5  Discussion Board

ng. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following question:


  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

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

Discussion Board Rubric


Expectation Points Possible Points Earned Comments
Application of Learning Material Content: Post demonstrates understanding of Learning Material content.


Application of Course Knowledge: Post contributes unique perspectives or insights gleaned from personal experience or examples from discipline.


DB Responses: Responds substantively to two posts. Responses encourage interaction in the Discussion Board and classroom community.


Organization: Post presents information logically and is clearly relevant to discussion topic.


Professional Language: Posts contain accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation with few or no errors. (APA formatting is not required.)


Total Points


Total Points Earned


View a downloadable version of the Discussion Board Grading Rubric.