A couple of thoughts for today:
Aim for 5 thoughtful posts, as a minimum, during today's discussion. A thoughtful post...
- Is carefully proofread. (We're doing a great job with this.)
- 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. See your classmates' great posts below as examples of how this looks.
- 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.
And here's a great question from Ally: "On page 102 Gatsby is almost rubbing in the fact that he knows Daisy to Tom. 'I know your wife,' continued Gatsby, almost aggressively.' Is Gatsby trying to show Tom how above him he is? Is Gatsby jealous of Tom? Does Tom already know in some way?