Because your course days are listed by number, here is a helpful cheat sheet to remind you the day of the week that corresponds to each course day number:
- Day 1 = Monday
- Day 2 = Tuesday
- Day 3 = Wednesday
- Day 4 = Thursday
- Day 5 = Friday
- Day 6 = Saturday
- Day 7 = Sunday
Discussion Posts and Shared Practices
These assignments are intended to provide a lively exchange of ideas among colleagues engaged in scholarly inquiry, which is a key aspect of graduate-level learning and is a requisite activity in this course. To write an effective discussion post, remember to set aside time to read critically, write, and revise. For more guidance on writing exemplary posts and responses, be sure to review the discussion post best practices and the “How to Prepare a Discussion Post” pdf in the Learning Support Docs folder in Bb.
Individual Reflection assignments vary in type, so you will want to closely read weekly assignment guidelines for specifics. In the Individual Reflection due at the end of week 5, you are asked to construct a formal academic paper. Make sure to review the paper template, provided to you by your instructor (you can find this in Week 4, Day 7--the first reading there), to ensure you are following APA guidelines correctly. At the end of week 7, your Individual Reflection will take the form of an executive summary. For help on writing your executive summary, be sure to review the “How to Write an Effective Executive Summary” in the Learning Support Docs in Bb.
The Blueprint for Professional and Personal Growth (BPPG)
The Blueprint for Professional & Personal Growth (BPPG) is designed to help you to synthesize readings, media, assignments, and exchanges with colleagues in each course of your Walden MBA program and help you to set goals for your professional and personal growth. In this course, you will submit the BPPG in Week 7. It will consist of two components: (1) an executive summary of the course and (2) action plans to achieve the professional and personal goals you have set for yourself. To learn more about how to write an effective executive summary, be sure to review the “How to Write an Effective Executive Summary” in the Learning Support Docs in Bb.
If you find yourself struggling of how to begin writing your paper, be sure to watch the Writing Center prezi titled "The life cycle of a paper."
Discussion posts and Shared Practice make up the bulk of your writing assignments this term. So, before you hit "submit," here are some useful tips for writing exemplary posts!
1. Read the discussion prompt carefully, paying special attention to:
2. Prepare Adequately
3. Construct a draft
4. Review and Revise by asking yourself important questions: