First, “i agree with everything you say” (as a response to somebody else’s post) is not going to get anyone anything :

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Rubric: The Evaluation of Discussion Posts
(Please do not forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of these instructions)
Here are important things to keep in mind when you are posting to the Discussion Forums:
First of all, as the syllabus clearly indicates, forum participation comprises 10% of your course grade. If you do not participate in the forums, the highest grade you can get in the course is 90/100.
I cannot tell you how many posts are needed per week to get a full grade. One excellent post might be enough, 10 cursory posts might not even get close. Quality makes a difference. However; there is also a length criterion: you receive credit only if you post a minimum of 500 words each week (the 500 words can be the sum of more than one post).
What makes quality? Here are the main determinants of quality:
Responding to what is asked (as opposed to drifting off the subject),
Going into detail (the complexity of the problems we discuss necessitates detailed treatment; sweeping generalizations fail to capture this complexity),
Getting engaged with the topic under discussion (one can just feel that some posts are written merely to discharge a duty), and last but not least,
Good argumentation in support of the position you hold (ultimately, I am not interested if you agree or disagree with me on any of these points. I am only interested in how well you support the position you hold).
Now for some examples:
First, “I agree with everything you say” (as a response to somebody else’s post) is not going to get anyone anything :
Here are more examples of posts that do not contribute to one’s grade
(I am not implying that the posters thought they would–some people get into the forum discussions and enjoy them):
“Good points. I especially like the part about living my example. Actions speak louder than words.”
“Interesting. Thanks for sharing the article. These behaviors are not something children are born with. They are created. ”
Next, some posts that are worth something (assuming the poster meets the 500-word minimum requirement by having other posts):
(These posts are in response to the question: “Do you think that we have here a case of leaders in one religion professing

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