ABAC Good Writing Skills Work

1- PrimaryResponse: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:

You may have heard the popular saying, “you only get one chance to make a good first impression.” In both academic and professional writing, there are many aspects that can help us make a good first impression (or not) with our audience—correct grammar and spelling, tone, and formatting, just to name a few.

In your post, describe a situation in which you think it would be important to make a good first impression with writing.

  • As you describe the situation, discuss whom the intended audience is.
  • Discuss some steps you could take to make a good first impression with your writing in the situation you describe.

Tips for Completing Your Post

Consider situations involving work, school, or social settings. If you can think of an actual situation that you have seen, either as the writer or the audience, feel free to share that as your example.

Reading and Learning Materials

Use the following resource to help you complete this assignment:

2- Responses to Other Students

Respond to at least 2 of your classmates with a 50–100-word reply about their Primary Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

  • Discuss the steps you would take to ensure that your writing made a good first impression in the situation described.
  • Discuss differences or similarities you see between the situation you described and the one your classmate chose to discuss.

Discussion Board Rubric

Expectation Points Possible Points Earned Comments
Application of Learning Material Content: Post demonstrates understanding of Learning Material content.


Application of Course Knowledge: Post contributes unique perspectives or insights gleaned from personal experience or examples from discipline.


DB Responses: Responds substantively to two posts. Responses encourage interaction in the Discussion Board and classroom community.


Organization: Post presents information logically and is clearly relevant to discussion topic.


Professional Language: Posts contain accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation with few or no errors. (APA formatting is not required.)


Total Points


Total Points Earned

View a downloadable version of the Discussion Board Grading Rubric.

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