history discussion and paper

Weekly Discussion Board Response


The weekly discussion board response serves as a forum for students to participate and discuss assigned readings with classmates and the professor.  This weekly assignment is broken down into 2 parts: (1) your response and (2) commenting on two other posts.  The class has been organized to include the same amount of readings as a class that would meet in person.  Each student is required to write a response about the Tuesday reading by Thursday – no later than 6:00 PM EST (I am including eastern standard time because several students are taking the class while outside of the country). 


Students are expected to write responses that are three paragraphs in length and demonstrate a strong understanding of the themes, events, and people contained in the readings.  In addition, each student must pick two other student posts and comment on their response for the week.  Comments should be constructive, thoughtful and focused.  The purpose of the each student’s comment response is to promote dialogue between students that would typically occur in a classroom setting.  Comments should be one paragraph.



Weekly Response Paper

Students are responsible for writing a response paper at the end of each week.  The paper’s topic will draw from the readings assigned for that week.  The paper’s question (or set of questions) will build off the weekly discussion response.  The purpose of the weekly response paper is for students to demonstrate that they have completed the assigned readings and can critically apply the material to larger questions of history and political economy.  The paper should follow the basic format of: introduction, body, conclusion, and footnotes that follow the Chicago-style format (do not cite in the body of the text).  All papers should contain the student’s own, individual voice that is supported with evidence and facts drawn from the assigned readings.  Other secondary sources used to complement or strengthen your argument are acceptable, however Wikipedia entries and blog posts are not acceptable as sources.

here are two people’s comments I need a reply to their comments nly one paragraph


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