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Welcome (The World and Its Peoples)
Transcript of Welcome (The World and Its Peoples)
Note the Due Dates and Course Requirements
Read the Code of Conduct
Navigate the Blackboard Site for Our Class
Visit the Discussion Boards
Make Your Virtual Introduction
Buy the Books
Download Any Necessary Software Research and Writing Substantive posts must be at least 300 words
Cite one of the assigned readings at least once in each post
Cite at least one external source
Use scholarly sources (no unauthored web sites or general-information encyclopedias)
Follow the Chicago Manual of Style
All sources listed must be cited
Spell out numerals less than 11
Check your capitalization, spelling, and grammar
Give your post a unique title
Do NOT cite common knowledge Module Requirements Review the Module-at-a-Glance
Select a topic for your Main Assignment
Read the assigned chapters and articles
Watch any videos
Look over any maps or images
Conduct independent research
Post your Main Assignment
Complete your Topics response
Post your peer response Got Questions? Visit the Talk with the Professor forum or send me an email Why Cite? to offer evidence to support your thesis or assertions
to highlight specific words or phrases that are unique or particularly important
to critique a specific point Make sure your citation comes from a reliable source
Make sure you understand both the original statement and the context.
Understand how your quote fits into your thesis.
–If you like a quote but it does not quite fit, do not use it (save it for another time). Choosing a Quote Good Sources Primary Documents
Peer-Review Journal Articles
Reputable Popular Journals, Newspapers, and Magazines
Specialized Encyclopedias What is "common knowledge"? Indisputable Facts
Figures and Statistics
Basic Geographic Information
Dates That's Me! Where to Go and What Do I Do Next? Ever been here? Where is this?