Depending on the number of students enrolled in the class, students are expected to sign up to lead a discussion for the readings. The class discussion should be around 30 minutes, and it should be structured in a way that a portion of it covers one reading and the second portion covers the second reading. The class discussion lead is not expected to submit the reading commentaries for that session, but they should submit their presentation slides by 11 p.m. the night before the session, which would allow the instructor to provide feedback on the slides before the class.
Below are some potentially helpful practices students can consider when structuring their discussion strategies:
Discussion leads do not have to submit reading commentaries for the session that they are leading and their reading grade for that session will be thoroughly based on their role as the discussion lead. Below is the criteria that will be used for discussion leads' reading grade: