In this first week, your goal is to investigate potential topic ideas, share and discuss them in the discussion forum, and finalize your choice. This assignment asks you to not only solidify that choice, but to provide solid reasons why it is a good choice. REMEMBER: your topic must sustain your interest for ten weeks and lend well to an interview with an expert in the field for the second paper. Be sure to review the lessons on Topic SelectionDownload Topic Selectionand Developing Working KnowledgeDownload Developing Working Knowledgebefore completing this activity.
Use this TEMPLATEDownload TEMPLATEto complete this assignment (questions also posted below). All responses must be fully developed in complete sentences with correct grammar, punctuation, etc. Please make sure use utilize the template to complete the assignment properly.
What is your topic?
Why are you interested in this topic?
What do you know about this topic?
What do you hope to learn from researching and writing on this topic?
Discussion Content for ENG 121 Week 1 Discussion
Discussions play an integral role in monitoring your course participation throughout the term. You should check back to the weekly discussions multiple times throughout the week to engage in the discussion with your professor and peers. Participation is only counted during the week in which this discussion is assigned. Be sure to appropriately cite any sources you use to support your responses with standard APA citations. Answer the prompt question(s) thoroughly, using at least 150-200 words, and respond to as many of your peers as possible. Note that responses to 2 of your peers are required for full credit. Be sure to answer any additional questions asked by your professor in the discussion threads. Your initial post is due by Day 3 of the current week, and follow up posts to your peers are due on Day 7!