Discussion Post 1:
Saade et al. (2012) describe critical thinking as the mental processes of discernment, analysis, and evaluation applied to information in order to achieve a logical final understanding and/or judgment. Describe your approach to breaking down information into component parts to better understand the characteristics of a statement, concept, or problem. How might outlining help to develop understanding? How do you know when to reach beyond previous experience and seek out other sources of information to enhance your understanding of the work in front of you?
Discussion Post 2:
Having you write about the information you have encountered through the magnitude of required reading in the doctoral program is a method that allows professors to effectively evaluate your ability to absorb and synthesize content. As you move forward on your doctoral journey, what process will you use to be successful in crafting your written discussion question responses and essays prior to submitting them for grading? What steps will you take to improve your writing skills at the doctoral level? (This response does not require research support.)
Discussion Post 3:
While the primary responsibility of your professors is not to proofread your work, your written essays and discussion question responses will be evaluated not only for content but also for format and style. You are required to follow the format and style established in the APA Publication Manual (6th edition). What questions do you have about APA format and style? Where might you search for answers to these questions? What steps will you take to ensure that the work you submit meets APA format and style expectations? (This response does not require research support.)
Discussion Post 4:
Do the voice and tone of doctoral writing differ from the voice and tone of writing at other academic levels? Explain your view. What are some ways that voice and tone can enhance the scholarly image of your writing? Explain.