Discussion forum response tips:

  • As part of their grading, students are required to post at least 2 responses interacting with the ideas in their peers' posts.

  • These posts should go beyond superficial comments like "Good job!" but should follow a "sandwich" format like the following:

1) Summarize what they said to show that you understand it.

2) Acknowledge what was good about their comments.

3) Offer at least one constructive suggestion about how they could advance their thinking further, or ask about something that was unclear.

4) Close by re-affirming what was good in what they said, or add in your own idea inspired by their comments.

See here for the full forum guidelines, as linked in our course syllabi.