After you complete the readings, participate in the following two discussions:
Discussion 2A – Reading Response
After you’ve read the two primary readings for the strand you selected in Unit 2, write about your response to one or both of these readings.
In your writing, explore and develop your thoughts, feelings, and ideas about one of both of the readings.
If you’d like, you can write this like a journal entry or letter to your instructor, classmates, friend, or even to a character in the reading.
You might include:
- ideas and thoughts you have while reading this piece of writing.
- feelings about the reading
- reactions to the reading
- questions about the reading or the writer
- connections you see between this writing and your life, current events, or other works you’ve read
This entry can be informal. You will not be evaluated on spelling, punctuation, grammar, or organization. Instead, fully develop and explore your ideas, feelings, and reactions.
Be sure to include the title and author of the work(s) you are writing about in either the subject line or first paragraph of your response.
Reply to at least one other student’s response.
Discussion 2B – Taking a Stand
In the primary readings for Module 2, characters or people in works of writing “take a stand”– or fail to take a stand.
For the two primary readings in the strand you selected, identify an ethical dilemma (a choice between “right and wrong”). Then, write about ways that the character or person in each of these two works faced that dilemma.
What would you have done in that person’s position?
Be sure to include the title and author of the work(s) you are writing about in either the subject line or first paragraph of your discussion post. Also, be sure to include at least two quotations from the texts. See the “Notes on Quotations” for more information on properly formatting and incorporating quotations in your writing.
Reply to at least one other student’s discussion post.