Office of the Faculty Teaching Fellow

Making Quality Contributions

Make Quality Contributions
Your grade depends upon the quality of your written contributions. The top score is given only to contributions that meet these criteria:


CRITERION

THIS MEANS WHAT YOU WRITE

Substantial

 

Relates to the course material

 

Concise

 

Is not too long--one screen is an ideal message length

 

Provocative

 

Encourages others to respond thoughtfully

 

Hermeneutical

 

Expands concepts or connects ideas in new ways

 

Timely

 

Is offered when the topic is under discussion

 

Logical

 

Supports a point of view with reasons and evidence

 

Grammatical

 

Is carefully written and error free 

Adapted from materials produced by Frank McCluskey, Mercy College.