How long should my peer response be?

How can I write a quality discussion reply post?


Discussion post replies should include academically substantial content. Typically this means writing at least one paragraph. One strategy to use when replying to a fellow student's post is to connect the idea to:  

  • Topics from another class or degree program 

  • Topics previously discussed in class 

  • An event at work 

  • A current news story 

  • A personal experience 

If you’d like an extra challenge, you could play devil’s advocate if the question is calling for you to choose sides and most students have picked the same size. This will help you write an engaging post and build your argument skills.   


  • Last Updated Jun 24, 2021
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  • Answered By Mary Snyder (she/her)

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