Addiction Forum 8

Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, 8th Ed (2013)

by  Levinthal, Charles E

Ch 16, 17

Forum Assignment for the Week: 300 Words minimum For this week's Forum, respond to the following:   This is your last forum in the course; this is a space to review and reflect on your learning experience. Your forum assignment this week has three parts. First, share with the class three "take-away" elements of the course that added to your understanding of addiction and substance abuse and that you believe will serve you well in the future in both your personal and professional lives. Explain why this is the case. For this portion of the discussion, give some thought to what stood out to you and why it did throughout the course.  Listing and describing textbook content isn't the goal here. Second, describe the three most meaningful experiences you had while participating in the course discussions with your classmates and instructor. Again, give this careful thought. Sharing ideas is a popular shared experience that can be said about any dialog between two or more people as long as the persons dialoging allow space for varying perspectives. If you use it here, say more. What about sharing ideas was meaningful while participating in our PSYC324 discussions? Third, complete the sentence below. Think information that you learned in completion of the course here rather than pre-formed opinion in place at the time we started 8 weeks ago and elaborate in the "because ________" space about why you picked what you did. "If I could pick just one thing that the world would be well-served to better understand about addiction it would be ________________. I chose this because ________________." Don’t breeze through this assignment. It is graded for substance and careful thought just as all the forum posts are. This is a time to share with each other and with your instructor what you experienced via participation during the course in this learning community. 

In addition, don't forget your Question to the Class!

***Your post must also end with a "Question to the Class" – something related to the topic that you found thought-provoking and about which you'd like to know more and have further dialog. ***

General Instructions Applicable to All Forums:

 Forum post source citation is not required for forum posting in our class.  This is because we are engaging in conversation that happens to be in writing form, not composing essays or research papers. You will, however, need to paraphrase (restate in your own words) any words of published authors in parts of your posts that are based on their work.  Copying of published material, which is plagiarism, is prohibited and any instances of it, including forum posts, will result in a zero score without an option for re-submission to recoup lost points and a report sent to the Registrar's Office per University policy.


Discussion forum posts will be graded on verbal expression, critical thinking, making an effort to not just participate in but contribute to the dialog with initial and reply posts of a substantive nature commensurate with graduate level studies. Posts must have correct grammatical construction, spelling, and punctuation with no texting or other casual style language.


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