Discussions play an integral role in monitoring your course participation and supporting your learning throughout the term. You should check back to the weekly discussion forum multiple times throughout the week to engage with your professor and peers. While you may make your initial post within the late policy guidelines, response posts with peers are only counted during the week in which the discussion is assigned. For full credit, answer the prompt question(s) thoroughly using a minimum of 150 words, and respond to as many of your peers as possible throughout the week. Note that two response posts to your peers are required for full credit; each must be a minimum of 75 words. Your initial post is due by Day 3 of the week in which it is assigned, and follow-up posts to your peers are due on Day 7. If your posts include research, be sure to appropriately cite any sources used with standard APA citations.