You are responsible for posting on the online discussion board due to one hour prior to the start of class on the day the reading is scheduled to be discussed (by 12:00pm). Discussion board posts are informal in nature, approximately 100 words, and should respond to writing topics or questions as announced in class blog. The purpose of these discussion boards is to generate ideas that we can build on in class discussions. Also this page allows you to communicate with your classmates more actively. You may skip up to 3 discussion boards without penalty, but if you do not skip any, you will earn 2 points of extra credit on this portion of your grade.