Indiana University Bloomington Western History Etruscan Culture Discussion.
I’m trying to learn for my History class and I’m stuck. Can you help?
The purpose of discussion forum is to encourage you to debate and consider the questions of the week in depth – to provide the same opportunities that you might have in a class to teach and learn from each other.
For each module, you’ll receive fifteen to twenty questions, and you should write 100 to 150-word answers on TWO questions. I’ll be looking for clarity, specific information, and evidence that you are reading and learning from fellow students.
Please also be aware that you will not receive full credit for your post if you primarily summarize what others have already written.
For your response, you might want to consider responding to someone in your group. You can see your group on this page & I’ve set it so that you can edit it; feel free to shift yourself around or add yourself to a different group.
It makes sense to try to limit your post to 150-words to give your fellow students the possibility of also responding to the question.
Your post should add some substantive point to the discussion. For example, you could make reference to an event, individual, quote, or movement from the textbook; you could interpret the evidence in a new and different way from the existing posts; you could ask a question about something that you found puzzling or confusing; you could link evidence in other posts to the larger questions for the week, or you could ask an insightful question that spurs students to think more deeply about the material.
Here are some tips if you feel that what you have written has already been discussed.
I hope that you also see these discussion questions as prompts that will allow you to write answers to the question but also to comment on what you found most interesting in the chapter. Aim to discuss different topics in your different posts to demonstrate your knowledge of diverse parts of the material in the chapter.
*Please put the number of words at the bottom of your post. Please do not include your quote in your word count.
Please remember that these contributions must be in your own words. Even for these informal assignments, as well as quizzes, a student who uses another’s words without proper attribution is committing plagiarism.
Finally you might consider “liking” posts that are well-written or lead you to think about the material in new ways.