Forum Instructions

Below you will find instructions on how to post messages to the Forums.

  • Click on the word "Forum" on the top menu bar. This will take you to the forum pages.

Types of Forum Posts

  • Weekly Assigned Posts
    • Click on the link for the assigned week. This will take you to the section where you will make the weekly posts.
    • To create a new thread click on the appropriate link and follow the instructions.
    • If you want to reply to a thread that is already in place then click on the title of the thread and then on the button labeled "new post".

Writing a Forum Entry

  • Each entry must be well thought out, in complete sentences, and at least 200 words in length.
  • You are required to make one entry per week by Thursday at 11:59 PM.
  • Each entry is worth 10 points.
  • Proofread! Proper grammar, spelling and punctuation are the bare minimum that is expected of you. Also, you are not allowed to use any dead words. Yes, you are graded on your contributions to the forum. Make it good.
  • If you see incorrect information in a post, politely rebut it with textual evidence.
  • Remember that as you post your responses, textual evidence (quotes and page numbers) is required.
  • Keep short comments to a minimum. This is not your facebook page, it is not a place for you to chat with your friends.
  • Your posts should offer a new thought or idea to everyone in the group, if you do not have anything to add, do not post.

Writing a Comment

  • Each week you are required to comment on at least two student's original form posts. There will be five that you can select from each week as part of the random drawing.
  • Comments are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday night of each week.
  • The response must be at least 50 words in length and offer something new to the post. Saying "I liked your post" will not get you any points. If you do like the post then be specific about why you like it or agree with them. It is okay to disagree or point out incorrect information, but you must do so politely.
  • Each comment is worth 5 points, for a total of 10 points.
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