It is important to keep in mind that you are communicating with real people--UMass Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public. You may even be communicating with your English instructor or a classmate that you will work with closely this fall!
So, like any learning community, we've got some standards for conduct:
-Be respectful of other participants--your language must be appropriate to a public forum.
-We ask you to "sign in" when you comment. An anonymous post is easy to disregard and we want you to stand behind your thoughts, ideas, and responses.
-Put your best foot forward--proof read and edit your work before you post.
-Our goal is to take up and/or question the ideas in the book. We ask that you think about what you post in this manner--vague or impolite comments aren't very helpful to other participants.
-Feel free to ask questions, share your ideas, and have fun.
Check out this short video on "netiquette" from SafeConnect.org: