Use the reading selections, your take away's from the in-class discussion, and your knowledge of history to:
A reply to other's comments will only receive credit if it EXTENDS the discussion. Any "I agree, now let me say exactly what you just said or repeat what I said in my own original post again..." will not receive credit.
If you were absent you may post extra comments here to make up the in-class portion of the scored discussion. Each comment is worth 3 points AS LONG AS IT IS A NEW, ORIGINAL THOUGHT ON A DIFFERENT TOPIC THAN YOUR OTHER POSTS. You need to comment enough to earn the 15 points of in-class participation.
If you were present but did not contribute enough to reach the required 15 points for the in-class discussion, you may make up the points you are short by posting extra following the point values above. You must also write me a brief letter explaining why you did not contribute the required amount and your plan for what you will do differently to ensure you are able to contribute as required next time. This option will ONLY be available to you for THIS discussion.