What to do:
Part 1: List one time that you have felt pressured by a salesperson.
Part 2: Reply to two classmates’ posts from Part 1.
Example of Part 1 Post:
Student A. One time I let the people at the mall tell me about their products. They went on and on about how great they are. After about 45 minutes I felt like I had to buy something to get them to leave me alone.
Example of Part 2 Post:
Student X. Hi Student A. That happened to me once before too! I didn’t want to buy anything and then they started making me feel bad when I said no.
Student X. Hi Student Q. I am impressed that you were able to say no. It happened to me also. I bought stuff that I didn’t want because they were guilt-tripping me.
After you type your initial post (Part 1) by Wednesday evening at 11:59 pm Pacific Time, then read through the other entries and reply directly to at least two classmates (Part 2) by Sunday evening at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. When you reply, always type the name of the classmate you are responding to and your name at the bottom of the message.
Be sure to use proper grammar and punctuation in this college-level course in all correspondence. Please avoid “text” or “Twitter speak” when corresponding.
How to Add an Image to Your Discussion:
First, you need to upload any images to your files.
Here is information on how to embed your image into a Discussion.
After you have added your photo/image a box will appear that says “Image Options”. Then the text box opens for Alternative Text (Alt Text), please add a brief description of what the image is. This will allow students to use screen readers to share the experience of images. It only takes three steps:
- Give a brief description of what your photo/image is in the Alt Text box.
- Pick a size for your photo/image; 200-250 is usually a good size. Type it in the left box and the right box will automatically convert to the correct ratio.
- Click the ‘Done’ button.
Post by Wednesday evening at 11:59 pm Pacific Time
Respond to at least 2 classmates by Sundayevening at 11:59 pm Pacific Time
Grading + Feedback:
Your discussion will be graded using the rubric associated with the assignment (click the three dots on the top right of the window to “Show rubric”). I will provide feedback using the Rubric, which you can view from the Grades area.
The following resources may help you complete this task:
Use the “Home” and “End” keys on your Windows keyboard to jump to the top or bottom of a web page.