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Will Styler

Assistant Teaching Professor - UC San Diego

Will’s Discussion Post Rubric

Regardless of the rubric, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Rubric for Initial Discussion Posts

For your initial post in the thread, you’ll be graded out of two points. Points will be assigned roughly according to the following rubric, but the final point value is entirely at the instruction team’s discretion:

Two Point Initial Posts are…

Additionally, full points might be awarded for a post which has some of the problems below, but is sufficiently exceptional in another domain to balance it out. For instance, a post which fails to account for one element of the prompt, or doesn’t present a complete analysis, but provides thoughtful discussion of their difficulties, or which raises thought-provoking questions about the matter at hand may still be awarded a ‘2’ at our complete discretion.

One Point Initial Posts might be…

Zero Point Initial Posts might be…

Rubric for Response Posts

Your responses to other people’s posts (or posts as part of an ongoing discussion) are graded differently, and are worth one point each.

One Point Response Posts are…

Zero Point Response Posts are…

If you’re unsure what to post for a response…

Consider making a response like one of the following:

Serious Problems

Finally, you will be awarded zero points for the entire discussion if any of your posts are…

Students who repeatedly engage in these kinds of posting after the initial incident may administratively and pre-emptively lose all discussion credit for the quarter.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to this posting among others for ideas