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You are expected to demonstrate graduate-level skills in writing and in-text citations in all discussions, blogs, papers, and assignments for all courses in this program.

Discussion posts should be based in the weekly readings and be characterized by clarity of argument, depth of understanding, relevancy, and unusual insight or perspective. Posts should include in-text citations and demonstrate graduate level skills in writing including:

  • style and format
  • mechanics
  • content and organization
  • integration and analysis.

We also use APA unless otherwise instructed.

Please make use of PSU's Online Writing Center. They offer online writing consultations and advice specifically for you. 


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