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Choose one or more of these topics. Think about how your post can be written in 3 parts (syllabus pg 4) present something of interest or value to your classmates on one or more of these topics, explain why you think the way that you do, utilizing resources such as internet sites, video clips, materials from text, etc (making sure to cite your references and using quotation marks if direct quotes), then pose questions about what you wish you knew more about this topic, or pose questions to stimulate your classmates to respond! As your classmates respond to your post, you are not responsible for acknowledging every single post, but I will look to see that you have monitored your post and responded to at least 2-3 classmates, or engaged in a substantial conversation with at least one classmate (back and forth conversation). You are also free to respond to any of your fellow leads posts!

**For people who are RESPONDING to the lead posts, work on making some substantial commentary. Substantial commentary goes beyond you saying whether you like or dislike the post, or that it is important information or not. These things are fine to say, but it is good to then go further, perhaps building on what was said (give more information by attaching a link, or a video clip, or recommending a particular book or movie that sheds light on the topic). If you have personal experience with the topic and do not mind sharing, that can be valuable for your classmates understanding, also. It is also a good idea to respond to more than one classmates post.
Added on 04.07.2015 01:30
Lead Posts should be at least a good paragraph  about 100 words (minimum) to 150 words is a good length! A strong post can be written based on these three parts:
” Part 1: What do you think about this topic?
” Part 2: State why you think what you think. Examine your own experiences, beliefs, or knowledge. It is also a good place to provide references, textual quotations, and/or links to materials that reinforce your opinion. [It is especially helpful  and you will get good points for doing this!  to provide links to articles that provide more information about the topic(s), which bring up interesting points, or can stimulate more discussion. Links to related video clips are also appropriate!]
” Part 3: Ask your classmates some questions about what you have posted, or ask them for THEIR opinions/thoughts. This will help your classmates  reply to you!