Commenting on Email Postings
You will receive a return email from me that contains a copy of
your original message. Every line (or every other line) of your
original message will be preceded by ">" whereas
any comments I make will not be preceded by the angle bracket.
After a line of yours that needs work, I will make several spaces
and then insert my comments:
>Wordsworth says that death is nothing
but being like a rock.
Actually, does Wordsworth say that? Which
line are you thinking of and might there be another way to read
At the end of your email message, there will be a final comment
plus a grade. You can raise your grade by responding to my comments:
hit the reply button, scroll down to the sentence or paragraph
I wrote to which you would like to respond, hit return several
times, and then write your response. Then send the email.
You can also raise your grade (1/2 a grade point) by commenting
on your peers' messages, but you will post those comments to the
whole list. Hit "reply" and then make certain that the
class list address appears after "To." Delete all of
the previous message that you are not going to talk about, leaving
a few lines, preceded by angle brackets, of your peer's text to
which you want to respond directly. Then write your comments,
and hit send. Remember to treat all ideas with respect.