Literally Every Discussion Forum

Today is less of a blog and more of a transcription of how every discussion forum seems to go down. With the age of Zoom classes and no in-person events arising, discussion forums have become an easy way to get that classmate interaction going. The problem? Every time this happens, we get a lot of rushed posts and fake “this was great!” responses. Below we see how every discussion post seems to go.

Teacher’s Prompt: Write about this obscure topic we touched up on in class. Click this hyperlink to learn more about the subject (hyperlink will not work 9 times out of 10)

Two Days before Discussion was due, 2:58 PM

[Person with A+ in the class]

I thought that the reading was very informative, and it reminded me of this extra research I did outside of the class, something that makes the average person feel like they don’t understand the reading at all. This class is an an absolute joy of mine to take, and I put 100% effort into everything I do. This is probably the best discussion post that you’ve ever read, but my post next week will be even earlier and better than before. Good luck even topping this.

— Response at 11:57 PM

[Person who almost forgot about the assignment]

This was great! I really like how you did that one thing. I think I kind of understood what you were saying but I will write this statement that shows that I don’t.. Keep up the good work! Great job! You did phenomenal.

One Day before Discussion was due, 11:37 AM

[Person with B in the class]

I think I kind of understand what is going on with this assignment, but this was a bit obscure. I will try my hardest, but this will definitely get docked a few points because I didn’t understand it fully. I know I have emailed you several times before, so I didn’t want to intrude on you and ask again today. This makes some sense as a response though so I feel confident about it!

— Response at 11:58 PM

[Another person who almost forgot about the assignment]

This was great! I really like how you did that one thing. I think I kind of understood what you were saying but I will write this statement that shows that I don’t.. Keep up the good work! Great job! You did phenomenal.

— Response at 3:15 PM

[The person who got the A]

This was great! Even when I’m the really good student, I don’t know how to write responses. What am I supposed to do? Everyone always responds with the same thing. They always say “Great job! I agree with everything you say.” How can I set myself apart? Anyways, great job.

Day Discussion was due, 10:57 PM

[Person with A+ in the class]

Yeah I did this at the last second, but it’s phenomenal. Everything I do works out this way. It all comes out the same so I always procrastinate everything. I don’t even know if this is right or anything, but it’ll end up perfectly. It’s basically like a blog post. Sometimes I don’t know how it’ll turn out but I’ll end up liking what I do.

— Response at 11:59

[This guy never remembers when stuff is due]

Great job! I agree with everything you say

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