Acct 311 DB1


There will be 4 Group Discussion Board Forums throughout the course. The purpose of Discussion Board Forums is to generate interaction among students in regard to relevant current course topics. You are required to post 1 thread of at least 500 words, and you must post 1 reply of at least 250 words. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least 2 citations other than the textbook, and the Bible may be 1 of those sources. Everything must be in current APA format.Outside research for the replies is encouraged but not required. All research must include an in-text citation to give credit to the source of the information.

Submit each thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned module/week, and submit your reply by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the same module/week.



How does cost accounting differ from financial

accounting and how, if at all, does the difference impact the ethics involved in serving in either role? How would you relate biblical principles to this question?


Group Discussion Board Forum Grading Rubric



Points Possible

Points Earned

Thread – Key Components

0 to 12.5 points

All key components of the Group Discussion Board Forum question are answered correctly in a new thread.


Thread – Organization

0 to 5 points

There is an

organized, logical flow to post. 


Thread – Major Points

0 to 5 points

Major points are stated clearly and are supported by outside research, logic, or pertinent examples. Direct quotations are limited.


Thread – References and Length

0 to 5 points

The post meets the source requirement (2 sources other than the textbook) and has sufficient word count (at least 500 words).


Thread – Spelling, Grammar, and Format

0 to 2.5 points

Spelling, grammar, and format (to include, but not limited to, punctuation and current APA) are



Reply – Analysis

0 to 5 points

The reply contains thoughtful analysis of points made in the thread (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, comparing/contrasting concepts, and/or distinguishing areas of agreement/disagreement).


Reply – Additional Insight

0 to 5 points

The reply adds additional insight to the discussion with outside research, logic, and/or examples (pertinent, conceptual, or personal examples are acceptable).


Reply – Clarity

0 to 5 points

The reply brings clarity to issues being discussed (relating issues to

Scripture/biblical principles, personal experience, etc.).


Reply – Length

0 to 2.5 points

Sufficient word count (at least 250 words) is met.


Reply – Spelling, Grammar, and Format

0 to 2.5 points

Spelling, grammar, and format (to include, but not limited to, punctuation and current APA) are correct.




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