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Discussion Grades Your discussion grade comprises the bulk of your course grade. In the past, students have done  well on the other aspects of the class but for one reason or another, let the ball drop for the  discussions for a unit or two only to be surprised at their final grade.  If you don’t do the  discussion for one unit and receive a zero, your final letter grade has decreased by almost 3  points! The weekly discussion grade has two main components, your personal response and your  responses to others.  80 points of your weekly grade depend on your personal response. A  good chunk is given for simply making a personal response (this size of the “chunk” depends on  the question) and about 30-40 points are earned depending on quality. In order to earn full  points, student must answer all the question parts in a thorough way.  Students are more  successful if they provide rational using concrete examples and show that they are synthesizing  info from the readings by incorporating them in a personal response. You can’t answer the  discussion questions in two sentences but you don’t need to write a novel either. Distilling your  response into salient, but concise points will be good practice for your papers. If your personal 
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