As one of your options for responding to today's discussion, you are welcome to address questions and insights over Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" via commenting on this post.
If you choose this option, I expect that you will...
1. Respond at least a few times by posting insightful comments or questions. Some have been posting once or twice; that is unsufficient and communicates to me that you might be off task.
2. Uphold our previously established blogging expectations with regard to using formal punctuation, grammar, and language.
3. Consider what is transpiring in the discussion; rather than simply typing, pause to listen to the inner circle at times and use that discussion, in addition to your own questions and comments, to guide your responses.
Feedback from our first couple to keep in mind:
1. Keep addressing your questions and responses to individuals when one individual applies, i.e. "Fred Flinstone, ..."
2. Develop your ideas: so what? How so? What makes you say that? As you develop them, refer back to specific passages that inspired your thinking. Go beyond one sentence to really explain your ideas.
3. Keep practicing effective writing skills: avoid prefacing your argument with phrases like "I think" and "I believe"; avoid empty diction like "things" and "bad"; avoid personal pronouns where unnecessary.