Please submit one original post (400-500 words) and respond to at least two peer posts (75-150 words). Cite the text and the Martin chapter when appropriate. Although you must cite the text and the Martin chapter at a minimum to receive full credit for this assignment, you may also cite one or two additional relevant peer-reviewed journal articles if you wish. (Articles may be cited in either your initial posting or your responses to peers.) Be sure that you have addressed all parts of the required response.
When you respond to peers, respond as if you were dialoguing with them, so be sure that your posts are related to their initial postings. Your posting needs to deepen the discussion by adding an additional perspective, sharing new information, or asking an additional question to get your colleague to think more critically about the issue – it should not be a new posting on your part that doesn’t connect to the initial posting or a mere “I agree with everything you’ve said” statement.
Prior to submitting your posts, check them for appropriate grammar, usage and spelling. In the field of social work it is important to be able to communicate effectively when writing as well as when speaking. Errors in these areas will result in a lower grade for your discussion posts.