Elements of An Engaging Question

Hi Everyone,

This is just a reminder and review of the elements of a question that is meant to engage discussion for our readings each week.

First, the question should not be primarily factual.  In other words, the question should not be an assignment to readers to go look up information and report back.  It should engage discussion.  It should be based on a premise that the person posting sets up.  Why do they ask this question, based on what they have read and thought about?  This is why at least one sentence setting up the question is needed.  The question itself, furthermore, must cover at least two readings, even if the person posting has been assigned to specialize in one of the readings.  One or more other reading(s) can be brought in via skimming if need be.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Tuesday!

Your prof

Samantha MacBride

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