What Makes a Good Post/Comment?

Good posts are "thought provoking" statements that show an understanding of the text and demonstrate an interest in getting into deeper meanings!

  • When you post about study guide questions, put what you think the answer is and ask for feedback/help. I think the anser is __, but I'm not sure...
  • Post a quote and ask for opinions, analysis, feedback
  • Use BOLD statements to get a discussion going. Ex. Do you agree or disagree with Okonkwo's decision/actions regarding Ikemefuna? What motivated him to make that decision? A question like this is bound to get some very opinionated responses!
  • Discuss content- themes, symbols, motifs, allusions, analogies, metaphors. Put your opinion and ask for others, or just put something you think youo're picking up on and ask for help.
  • Discuss opinions of characters or possible "plot" scenarios. Already a great "thought provoking" discussion going for Animal Farm about what happens to a certain character...
  • Have a different opinion about someone's answer? SHARE, but be respectful to the author of that post!
  • OPINION based responses will get the most discussion and show the most "analytical" approach!

Your options are endless! Just be creative and remember that the key here is to post something people can comment on and discuss. If you post questions that get one word answers, the discussion doesn't really exist!

What Makes a Bad Post/Comment?

"Bad" posts are those that are done just for the sake of getting the assignment over with! If your post doesn't inspire comments, then it isn't very good! "Bad" posts are also irrelevant or inappropriate.

  • Includes inappropriate language/content
  • does not pertain to the book
  • post requires responder to do the majority of the work and shows no effort on your part-- i.e. what's the answer to #7?
  • Offends/disrespects another student in discussion
  • does not demosntrate an understanding of the book
  • answers would be limited to one response, not a discussion
  • responses of "I agree" or "I disagree" (get around that by including a detailed WHY)