Each student should post once on this discussion in response to the prompt. To get full credit, make sure you answer all of the questions in the prompt. Each student should also reply to two different students. Make sure your replies are at least three sentences long. They should not just say “Good post” or “I agree” but should include a reason why the post is good or reasons why you agree. Try to reply to other posts that haven’t gotten very many replies. Make sure your posts thoroughly address the posted prompt. Your initial post is due by Thursday at 11:59 PM and your two replies are due by Sunday at 11:59 PM.
Before posting on this Discussion Board, you need to conduct an experiment. I want you to choose someone you know well (not a stranger) and stand at the edge of that person’s space bubble. Then get just a little closer to them than is acceptable. Notice how that person reacts. The post your answer to the following questions. Who did you choose to stand too close to? Where were you at the time? How did that person react? How did it feel to violate someone’s space? Did you explain why you were doing it? Remember to answer all questions in your post.
Grading for Discussions
A portion of your grade is based on participation on Canvas discussions. Much of the course material that you will be tested on is delivered through written lectures. To better understand that material you must regularly read and contribute to Canvas discussions. This process will help you master the course material and prepare for quizzes and exams. In addition to posting your own comments, you must reply to at least two other students’ posts for each discussion. Discussions are worth 20 points: 10 for your initial post and 5 for your first two replies. In order to receive full points, you must follow the instructions above.
Civility in Discussions
Although you are encouraged to share your point of view freely, when posting to any discussion, you must remain civil. We all know how easy it is to say something online that you wouldn’t say in person. Please think twice and don’t post anything hurtful to anyone. Since we will be discussing communication, people may share things that are personal and there is a good chance that you are going to read comments that you don’t agree with. Any sort of hostility, insults and name calling do little to communicate ideas and have strongly negative effects on our efforts to learn. Let’s start with kindness and compassion and treating each other with respect.