Week 3 – Discussion 1 BUS340: Business Communications (CUG2018B) ASHFORD UNIVERSITY
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|Argumentative Writing [WLO: 1] [CLOs: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6]|
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 7, Chapter 8, and Chapter 12 from your textbook; the Week 3 Weekly Lecture, the article The Challenge of Exceptional Communication; and the Ashford Writing Center web page for Argumentative Writing (Links to an external site.).
Review the writing techniques on the Argumentative Writing (Links to an external site.) page and, using a minimum of one scholarly source from the library, write a two to three paragraph (150 to 200 words) persuasive statement explaining why your university is a good place to earn an education. Consider your audience as other adult learners and prospective adult learners. You can choose to craft a statement useful to all prospective students, focus on an academic discipline, or another important aspect of your college experience. Make sure your introductory comments clearly identify your target audience.
Review several of your peers’ posts, responding to at least three of them by Day 7. Respond substantively to at least three classmates throughout the week. Address the following in your post:
- Identify at least one area where their persuasive message may be improved.
- Describe how you would convince your classmates professionally and effectively to consider your suggestion.
- Include a minimum of one scholarly and/or credible source in your reply that defends your position.
You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion forum. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 and respond robustly to anyone who replies to your initial post.