Characterization of the Plowman in Canterbury Tales

After reading the characterizations of the plowman, friar, and franklin (landowner) compare and contrast their personalities. Are they pleasing or unpleasing according to their social status? Class status? Do you feel they are stereotypical according to what you read in the “Historical Overview”? Does your reading of the plowman add or take away from your perspectives of a farmer or farming?

Use specific examples from the texts you read and previous discussions as evidence. Quote, paraphrase, summarize, and cite appropriate. This link on OWL Purdue gives additional formatting information Link

Your first original post should be submitted before 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Your response to classmates’ posts should be completed before 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. NOTE: Canvas will give you notification that the due date is Wednesday as a reminder, but please continue discussing the topic with your classmates through Sunday evening.

Ways to participate:

Ask interesting, thoughtful questions pertaining to the topic
Answer a question (in detail) posted by another student or the teacher
Provide extensive additional information on the topic
Explain, define, or analyze the topic in detail
Share an applicable personal experience
Provide an outside source (for example, a website) that is pertinent to the topic
Make an argument concerning the topic

Grading will be based on the same rubric as posts on your blog. You should develop original, complex ideas that go beyond surface reading (we’ve all read the same thing, so a simple review is not what I’m looking for).

Introduce fresh material, This may require additional research.
Properly cite your sources at the end of post Link
Each post should be written as a complete thought.
Identify your topic
Narrow the topic by telling your audience your point of view on a specific point
Show your audience what you mean by offering evidence
A good test of whether or not it is a complete thought is if you can remove it from the discussion and have it still make sense
Responses to classmates’ posts should always have a “because” clause
Use appropriate netiquette. Nobody should feel attacked Link
Discussion Rubric
Participation – original post 3
Research – introduces fresh material 3
Discussion – responds to at least one classmate’s post 2
Writing Mechanics – free of errors 2

Typing on the discussion board automatically shows up as your submission, so additional submission is not required.