UNV 503 All Weeks Discussions GCU
UNV 503 Week 1 Discussion 1
How do you think your graduate educational experience will be different from your undergraduate experience? How would you describe a graduate learning community? What would be the key components of a learning community and how might it be different from an undergraduate learning community?
UNV 503 Week 1 Discussion 2
This module discussed the importance of communication. One of the goals of GCU is to help you to effectively communicate throughout your life. Access and review the “Communication Tool.” Why is it important to communicate effectively with others? How will effective communication help students in their academic career? Give examples. Why do you think GCU emphasizes quality discussion posts and proper etiquette in the Discussion Forums?
UNV 503 Week 1 Discussion 3
After learning more about what GCU is all about by reading about GCU’s Christian identity and heritage at the link provided below, how do you think GCU’s Christian heritage makes the GCU academic experience different than at a non-faith based university? What value will this difference add to your educational experience? After learning about the complexities and benefits of spiritual integration within the counseling process, how do you believe GCU addresses this need for spiritual competency?
UNV 503 Week 2 Discussion 1
Find a scholarly article in the GCU library. Copy an excerpt from the article. The excerpt should be the length of a paragraph (approximately four to five sentences long). Post the excerpt as your initial discussion forum post with your paraphrase of this excerpt directly underneath using appropriate APA citations. Use the link below and the paraphrasing guidelines outlined in Lecture 2 to assist you.
In addition, select at least two posts that your classmates have made and comment on what they did well with their paraphrasing, and what they could have done differently.
UNV 503 Week 2 Discussion 2
Why is it important to critically analyze sources? Why are scholarly sources more appropriate for academic research?
UNV 503 Week 2 Discussion 3
Read the Academic Integrity Scenarios. As you read them, think about how these types of situation might arise in your academic career. How does academic dishonesty undermine the purpose of graduate school?
UNV 503 Week 3 Discussion 1
How is conducting graduate-level research different from research you did in your undergraduate program? Provide specific examples.
UNV 503 Week 3 Discussion 2
Why is it important to evaluate sources for credibility, reliability, and bias? What are possible consequences for not evaluating sources for these items?
UNV 503 Week 3 Discussion 3
Why is Turnitin a valuable tool for students?
UNV 503 Week 4 Discussion 1
Access and read the “Student Success Story.” After you read the story, answer the following: What do you think is the most important thing Jeannine did to change her situation and start to improve at school? Now that you are a graduate student, what are the lessons you learned during your undergraduate career that you will apply to your graduate studies to ensure you get the most out of this experience?
UNV 503 Week 4 Discussion 2
Networking is a vital way to market yourself. Online networking is an accessible way to make connections with people in your field. How do you plan on taking advantage of the online forums available to you as a GCU graduate student? How can attending events, meetings, or conferences relevant to the industry you work in (or would like to work in) assist you in staying motivated?
UNV 503 Week 4 Discussion 3
Setting and achieving goals is essential to success. Being a graduate student provides a perfect opportunity to set and accomplish goals.
Reflect on the goals you would like to accomplish during your graduate program and upon completion of your program.