Guidelines for a Thoughtful Response
For full credit your thoughtful response must:
- Provide a thorough, logical, and original response to the questions;
- Reference the learning materials for this week as well as anything relevant you’ve read, heard, watched, etc;
- Distinguish content you share from content you create. For example, for content that you share, quote it, indent it, set it all in italics; and
- Proof read your work before turning it in.
Note: You must post before you can see other students’ posts.
Here is an example of a thoughtful response written by a student.
Guidelines for Substantive Comments
For full credit your substantive peer review comments for classmates must do at least one of these
- Ask a question that will help your classmate rethink their answer or give them a chance to better explain it;
- Complete a compare/contrast analysis of the work by two or more students (one could be you);
- Offer a counter argument. Feel free to politely disagree with classmates but no personal attacks;
- Provide links to other reliable sources to help us understand the question in a new way;
- Kindly point out any shortcomings in the work by your classmate – for example, if your classmate failed to reference the reading, tell them! This gives them a chance to make a correction and get a better grade, so you are doing them them a favor. Just be sure to do so politely.
Here are examples of substantive comments written by students.
Note: late assignment can still receive partial credit.
|Extra Credit||Full Credit||Partial Credit||No Credit|
|Response exceeds the guidelines for full credit and offers new insight||Response follows all the guidelines for a thoughtful response||Response achieves some of guidelines for a thoughtful response||Response achieves one or fewer of the guidelines for a thoughtful response|
|Three or more comments meet the guidelines for a substantive comment.||Two comments follow the guidelines for a substantive comment.||One comments follow the guidelines for a substantive comment.||No comments follow the guidelines for a substantive comment.|