You may award up to 6 Karma Points to other students whose participation you
believe was exceptional. You may not trade points or negotiate points.
You may not award points to yourself.
Only award points if you feel the person has significantly contributed to the
Award Karma points based on the quality of the participation, irrespective of
the content, award points for exceptional participation even if you do not
necessarily agree with the ideas presented.
Do not award points unless you believe the students participation was
exceptional. However, donít be stingy awarding points.
Karma Points - 1 point Award
Succinct, interesting, original, and well-documented argument or idea, or
provide useful analysis or pertinent facts or law.
Karma Points - 2 point Award
Creative and Original, and compelling contribution, argues clear points;
Supported contribution with evidence, good analysis.
Ways to Improve Chances of Receiving Karma
Karma Points - 3 point Award
Exceptional contribution to the discourse, one that really open eyes and
encouraged lively discussion/debate. Exemplary in all respects.
- Choose provocative positions in class or subject lines to make your
postings stand out.
- Present your own perspectives
- Write and speak clearly.
- Construct an argument. Provide evidence, present a rationale that
supports your positions, and reference the opinions of others, linking to
supplementary evidence when appropriate and reading assignment
- Open up debate by remembering that the best response is one that gets
people thinking, and that makes them want to reply.
- Learn from others by listening carefully and referring to appropriate
comments of others in the class in your own.