Here are the grading rubrics that I’ll use for arriving at your individual grades.

Discussion Board Grading Rubric

100 – Excellent – (A)80 – Good – (B)70 – Fair (C) 50 – Unacceptable – (F)
Responsiveness to
discussion topics
and demonstration
of knowledge and
understanding from
assigned readings.
(50)
Readings were
understood and
incorporated into
discussion as it
relates to topic.
(40)
Readings were
understood and
incorporated into
discussion as it
relates to topic
(35)
Little use made of
readings
(25)
Little or no use
made of readings.
Postings have
questionable
relationships to
discussion
questions and/or
Ability of postings
to move discussion
forward by incorporate critical and independent thinking about the discussed material
(50)
Comments clearly enrich the discussion by incorporating elements from outside the readings, showing evidence of student critical and creative engagement with the discussed topics
(40)
Comments enrich the discussion by incorporating amplifications of ideas from the readings, but contain some obvious hints of critical and creative student engagement with the topics, outside of the assigned reading(s)
(35)
Comments do not offer clear evidence of ideas brought from outside the assigned reading(s)
(25)
Comments clearly do not contain ideas and thinking beyond what is suggested by the assigned reading(s)

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