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Weekly Discussion Board Posts


Discussion Board posting is an important part of the activities of LIT 1000 Internet. Generally, the more you participate (post), the better score you will get on the Discussion component of your grade. However, your postings must be substantive, as explained below.

By substantive, I mean that your Discussion Board post must have the following attributes:

· The post is complete–it makes sense and makes a point of some kind.

· The thought expressed is well-connected to the topic at hand.

· Always read the criteria for the weekly discussion.

· The writing demonstrates knowledge of the appropriate terminology and concepts for the topic.

· The writing is free of grammatical and spelling errors and is otherwise technically competent.

You are expected to actively participate in the Discussion Board assignments. This means you should log on to the Discussion Board a few times a week to see what is happening there. 

Weekly Discussions

Each Monday by 6:00 p.m. you will be posting three paragraphs for the two stories you are assigned to read each week. 

Note, a well-written objective paragraph consists of 9-12 sentences. You are not re-writing the story, but summarizing in your own words, without the usage of quotes or copying the story. No first or second person usage. 

The first two paragraphs are your well-written summaries of the two assigned stories for that week. The third paragraph consists of responding to my question or comment posted in the weekly discussion. Points will be deducted if the above criteria is not met.

The three paragraphs must be typed in the provided box, and not as an attachment. A zero grade will be earned if any discussion has an attachment. Again, three paragraphs are the format each week. The weekly three paragraphs are due on Monday by 6:00 p.m.

Once you have posted the three paragraphs, you will then have access to the class discussion. 

The first initial posting is graded, so be sure to include the three paragraph criteria, and proof for grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. 

16. “Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

_____17. “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter

_____18. “Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck

_____19. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery OConnor

_____20. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

_____21. “Battle Royal” by Ralph Ellison

_____22. “A&P” by John Updike

_____23. “Sonnys Blue” by James Baldwin

_____24. “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty

_____25. “Happy Endings” by Margaret Atwood


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