Thank you for your thoughtful comments on the reading on Crito! I have now posted my summary response to this reading. You can find a link to it on the “Reading Discussions” page. Please read it carefully, and ask any questions you have about it in the “comments” section underneath. That way other students can also see my response. Remember, the final exam will primarily be taken from our readings and from the concepts, terms, and arguments that I highlight in my summary responses.
Please remember the following points, when making posts in the future. First, each student needs to make two posts for every reading: one is an individual response to the reading. The other is a response to another student’s comments. Full credit for participation for the day is only given to students who do both. Second, please make sure that your main response to the reading consists of your own thoughts and ideas and questions in response to the reading. Do not merely summarize the reading! The assignment requires a critical interaction, not merely a summary. For example, you might disagree with an argument in the reading. You might explain why you think the argument is wrong. Or you might suggest a better argument. Or you might agree with the arguments, in which case you should try to give additional reasons for thinking that the author’s arguments are strong or correct or insightful or important. Full participation credit is awarded for critical interaction, and not mere summary.
Please also pay special attention to any comments I made on your forum post. In some cases I correct misunderstandings, in other cases I have asked you to respond differently in the future or to respond in a different place. Sometimes I just mention something for further thought.