This course is about close reading of texts that results in thoughtful discussion about them, especially on the class discussion board. In addition, I will be asking you to participate through a series of surveys and class discussions in substantial meta-analysis of your posts, the posts of others, and posts in general in order to raise consciousness about the art of discussion board writing.
50% -- class presence quantitatively
- can we "count" on you?
- assignments submitted within time frame
- surveys completed
- keeping on schedule
50% -- class presence qualitatively
- presence is not mechanical
- evidence of the "Qualities of a Good Poster"
- evidence of good "Communityship"
- "Did you actively contribute to creating an atmosphere conducive to better learning by all?"
- "Did you help others do their best work?"
- "Was the class better because you were in it?"