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Posts MUST include references and in-text citations.

In-Text citations should NOT be word for word, they MUST be in your own words [Paraphrase], this is a college level course and should be treated as such.

You do not always have to use direct quotations.  Instead, you can put the author’s statements into your own words and cite them.  This paraphrasing creates a better flow for your writing. Here helpful websites:

Initial post should be at least 200 words and contain references. The post goes beyond summarizing or describing; evaluates, analyzes, critique, applies; focuses on key concepts or ideas; constructively challenges others.  Paraphrases should be <20% of the post.  Posts should end in a question to continue the discussion [minimum 1 critical thinking question].

Supports arguments in each post with at least one solid reference to a scholarly source; includes citation of a scholarly source, invokes a relevant theory/concept, connects to real-life experience. Scholarly sources are journals, books, trade/professional publications, research findings. Blogs, newspaper articles, dictionaries, while perhaps helpful, are not scholarly sources.  Maximum 1 direct quote [not included in the wordcount minimum].

Writing in posts should be coherent and understandable and meets minimum college writing standards. Although other APA rules for written material may be more relaxed, APA formatting of inline citations should be adhered to in discussions.

Student’s response to discussion prompts should be succinct and substantive. Initial posts should be a MINIMUM of 200 words and supported by a MINIMUM of one scholarly citation and reference per post.

Below you will find three examples of the textbook coursework in correct APA citations. Please ensure your citation for the course textbook is accurate and per APA guidelines for a book containing multiple authors and different named chapter.

Schmidt, N. A., & Brown, J. M. [2019]. Linking Theory, Research, and Practice. In E. Jensen [eds.] Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research [4th ed., pp.131-141]. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Schmidt, N. A., & Brown, J. M. [2019]. Using Sample to Provide Evidence. In A. White [eds.] Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research [4th ed., pp. 284-285]. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Schmidt, N. A., & Brown, J. M. [2019]. Collecting Evidence. In J. Dougherty [eds.] Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research [4th ed., pp. 253-255]. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Question to be answered:


Have you ever taken a Myers-Briggs Type Personality Indicator [] assessment?  What about an Enneagram Personality test []?  Others include the Kiersey Temperament Sorter [], True Color [],  Four Animals [lion, otter, beaver, golden retriever;], Hogwarts House [totally kidding!], etc.  You can find free versions online, and most take less than 10 minutes.

Share your results of one of these personality/temperament assessments.  How does this correlate with your perception of yourself?  Read about the other types in the chosen tool.  Discuss how different types can hinder and/or help the achievement of your evidence-based practice plan.

[P.S. If you also want to add your Hogwarts House, that is cool too- Dr. #hufflepuff]

***My Hogwarts House: Sorted into Slytherin but chose to be Gryffindor 😊

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