NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE DISCUSSION

Timeliness

No participation

Main response posted after stated first-post deadline

N/A no points are available for this criterion

Main response posted on or before stated first-post deadline

Engagement

No participation

Posted on one day during active course week

N/A- no points are available for this criterion

Posted on two or more separate days during active course week

Interaction

No participation, or no substantive replies to peers

One substantive reply to peer

N/A- no points are available for this criterion

Two or more substantive replies to peers (in addition to main response)

Content

No participation

Main response content is not substantive or relevant, or fails to meet/exceed 150 words in length

Main response content is substantive, but fails to specifically or correctly address some aspect of content instructions.

Main response content is substantive, relevant, organized, and meets or exceeds 150 words in length

Mechanics, Tone, and Style

No participation

Posts contain major or frequent errors in tone, grammar/ mechanics, or MLA-style documentation

Posts contain minor or infrequent errors in tone, grammar/mechanics, or MLA-style documentation

Posts are written in a polite, professional tone and are essentially free of errors in grammar/mechanics. Any necessary documentation is proficient in MLA style.