Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Writing About Literature
As we explored in the â€œWhy Read Literature?â€ discussion, literature can provide us with a multitude of perspectives, ideas, and experiences. Additionally, there is a long tradition of critical reading and writing about literature (i.e., analyzing literature to seek a deeper understanding about various interests and concerns). Chapter 2 focuses on these ideas. Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. The minimum word count does not include references.
In your post, answer the following questions:
As you consider these questions and begin answering them, incorporate readings found in Chapters 1-3 to help illustrate the points you make.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmatesâ€™ initial posts. Each response should be at least 75 words in length and should address two or more of the following points: