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.
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.
Note: late assignment can still receive partial 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.