A couple of thoughts for today:
Aim for 5 thoughtful posts, as a minimum, during today's discussion. A thoughtful post...
- Is carefully proofread.
- Incorporates a cited quotation from the text. To incorporate suggests one leads into, and out of, that quote versus referencing the quote & leaving it to your audience to infer how it relates to your comment or question.
- Demonstrates good reading comprehension & critical thinking
Also, a couple reminders:
- When asking a question, avoid leading "did" or "does" constructions in favor of more open-ended ones.
- Use the thread feature to indicate to whom you're replying. If you're beginning a new line of thinking or questioning, use the general post feature.
Here is a great post from Manual from last class: "On page 70 Gatsby bring up a rather dark scene when it comes to the topic of going to war to take his own life. '...I tried very hard to die but I seemed to bear an enchanted life.' What does this make you wonder about how Gatsby thinks his life worth? Does he think that he is not worthy of a life?"
Manual did a great job not just referencing the quote, but also making it clear how it relates to his thinking. I love, too, how he has a couple of layers to his questions, allowing many responses.
Let's make it another great discussion day!