Students should post a short, relevant essay related to that week’s material: it should open with a thesis, briefly defend that thesis, and have a useful title. You may write an essay about anything related to this week’s material, so you do not need to respond one of my prompts. If your post does originate as an answer to one of my questions, write it as a standalone essay (i.e. leave out the question that motivated it). You are encouraged to link to relevant articles or videos from outside of class. Please respond to one or two of your peers’ posts over the course of the week. The discussion forum is meant to provide us with a jumping-off point for recitations, so all posts and replies are due Thursdays at 2pm (two hours before the first recitation). Your posts and replies are expected to be respectful. This does not mean that you aren’t allowed to disagree – disagreement is welcome and valuable! However, your posts and replies should be thoughtful and considerate. If you feel that these expectations are being violated, please reach out to Anders or your TA. You will receive a grade for your engagement after 4 weeks of posts, according to the rubric provided on Canvas.