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Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read all three of the following essays:
· View the following web pages: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.), Grammar & Punctuation (Links to an external site.), Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.), Quoting, Paraphrasing, & Summarizing (Links to an external site.), and Writing a Discussion Board Post (Links to an external site.) from the Ashford Writing Center.
· The Audacity of Voice
· Call and Response—Taking a Stand
· Mother Tongue
Reflect: Using the SQ3R reading method, consider how the author(s) you read are writing about communication/speaking out, and how they view and interact with the idea of communication/speaking out. Also think about how those points of view compare to your own perceptions of what you see as communicating/speaking out.
Write: Upon reflection, select ONE of the above essays on place and write at least three paragraphs (200-300 words for each paragraph) where you accomplish the following:
· Summarize what you read and explain what parts of the SQ3R process helped you.
· Make connections between what you read about communicating/speaking out and other knowledge/experience/observations you have had about communicating/speaking out.
· Articulate any questions/curiosities/predictions/challenges you have based on the reading and use examples from the essay to explain those.
· Incorporate a quote and/or paraphrase where appropriate with proper APA citation.
Your initial post must be at least 600 words in length and posted by Day 3. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.).