Message Board Response
Part of your grade for this course involves your response to a posting made by another student in the "Message Board Discussion Group" section of blackboard. These research postings by your fellow students are individual sections that, when read together, comprise a fairly comprehensive background and context for the work that is under discussion for that particular message board discussion group.
In order for this to be a real discussion, the postings require response. You are to choose at least one of the postings made by a student other than yourself within the discussion group for which you have signed up. Read that posting carefully and then respond in at least one but no more than three paragraphs in which you discuss the relevance of that work in AT LEAST one of the following contexts: historical accuracy, cultural relevance, genre context, or personal experience.
This particular assignment allows you a bit of leeway, as it is the only assignment in which I am allowing you to respond personally and in the first person. While this particular response does not REQUIRE a first-person narrative, it is allowable. More importantly, you are making a connection between the context brought up in the particular posting that you are responding to and the work itself, the author him or herself, the historical era depicted, culture depicted, or the author's overall theme.
I weigh the grades as follows:
© T. T. Eiland, January 1998