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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
The Value of Literature, Part 2 [WLO: 2] [CLO: 5]
Prepare: Review the quote by Skwiot and Clugston that you considered in your Week 1 The Value of Literature discussion: “Literature enriches our lives by challenging us to have new perspectives on life’s experiences and the world in which we live” (Chapter 1, para. 2). You should also review your posts in the Week 1 The Value of Literature discussion. Finally, read the Harry Potter Through the Focus of Feminist Literary Theory (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. article. If you are unfamiliar with the Harry Potter series, please review the Series Overview (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. web page before reading the article so you have some foundational knowledge of the series.
Reflect: Consider how your understanding and perspective of literature has changed (or has not) over the duration of this course. You can also think about the value of literary study and research as you reflect on your experience reading the article. Then, respond to the questions and directives below.
Write: The initial post must be 200 to 300 words in length and posted by Day 3. In your initial post,
Respond to Peers: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts. Each response should be at least 75 words in length and should address two or more of the following points:
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