LS5100;Discussion 1;In this class, and your other online classes, you will be using your keyboard to communicate. The expectation for written communication on the Internet is known as Netiquette. One website that explains the ten core rules of Netiquette iswww.networketiquette.net. Be sure to read this website so that your written posts in the Discussion Board will be perceived the way you intended them.;Welcome to Learning Strategies for Success in Graduate Programs at Columbia Southern University! Take a moment to introduce yourself to your fellow classmates and professor. In your introduction, share some interesting facts about your personal and professional life. What is your academic goal, and what motivates you to attend college at this time in your life?(250 words minimum);For your initial post, click on 'Reply' underneath the Professor's post. In the subject line, type 'Unit I Discussion Board Question.;As we continue through the first week of the course, return to the 'Unit I Discussion Board' and read your classmates' posts to learn more about them. To write a message to another student, open their post, click 'Reply,' change the subject line so that it includes the name of the person or question to which you are replying. For example, ?Tom?s Response to Susan's Post.;Additionally, pleaseaffirm that you have read and will abide by the University?s Academic Integrity Violations (AIV) policy located in the course announcements. The thread to affirm is located in the 'Ask The Professor' Forum. In your response, please type the word ?affirm.? You may also ask any questions that may concern you or discuss challenges you may face as a learner in your compliance with the University?s AIV policy.;Discussion 2;There aretwo parts to the Unit II Discussion Board. To receive full credit, be sure to address both questions in your response.;Part I;In Unit I of this course, you read three online articles, 4 Time Management Tips for Online Students, How to Be a Good Online Learner, and Time Management 101 for Online Students.;1. Which article do you feel was the most helpful to you as an online graduate student? Why?;2. Which tip or technique do you feel you will implement as you continue through your program?;Part II;Anticipating change, considering multiple viewpoints, questioning traditions and assumptions, and addressing problems proactively requires strong critical thinking skills. Without them, people can appear vulnerable or simply less than their best. The development of critical thinking skills is vitally important to success in any profession, as well as being a contributing member of society. The call for educational institutions to develop critical thinkers comes in part from employers (Casner-Lotto & Barrington, 2006) and in part from researchers in the field who are aware of the integral role of critical thinking skills in the ability to survive and thrive as a democratic society (Facione & Facione, 2007).;First, read the attached article A Practical Guide to Critical Thinkingand then prepare an answer to these questions, in paragraph form;? In your own words, how does one "adopt the attitude of a critical thinker?;? What are some critical thinking hindrances you have encountered recently?;References;Casner-Lotto, J., & Barrington, L. (2006). Are they really ready to work? New York, NY: The Conference Board. Retrieved from http://www.conferenceboard.org/publications/describe.cfm?id=1218;Facione, P. A., & Facione, N. C. (2007). Talking critical thinking. Change, 39(2), 38-45. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier.;Discussion 3;InUnitII,youlearnedthattobecomeacriticalthinker,youmustdevelopcertainskills.Someofthoseskillsinclude,butarenotlimitedto:recognizingassumptions,evaluatingoldinformationandnew ideas, producingnewideasbasedonsoundevidence,analyzingproblems,communicatingwithclarity,managingemotionsinresponsetoasituationorproblem,andjudgingyoursources.Whetheryouarechangingcareers,orfurthering youreducationinyourcurrentfield,professionalandpersonal developmentcriticalthinkingskillshelpyoulearnfromandwithothersofdiversebackgroundsandinterests(Anderson&Media,n.d.).;First,taketheattachedCriticalThinkingAssessmentPracticeQuizandthenpostananswertothese questions,inparagraphform;1. Whichquestionsdidyoufindthemostdifficultandwhy?;2. Whichquestionsdidyoufindtobeeasiestandwhy?;3. Howdoyouthinkworkingonyourcriticalthinkingskillswillhelp youingraduateschool?Inyourcurrentorfutureprofession?;References;Anderson,A.,&Media,D.(n.d.).Whatarethebenefitsofcriticalthinkingintheworkplace?TheHouston Chronicle:SmallBusiness.Retrievedfromhttp://smallbusin;Discussion 4;What is your opinion of this course? Did it meet your expectations? What suggestions can you offer for improvement of this course for future students?
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