What I want you to do now is look back at the posts for the last forum (presenting an issue) and identify two that might count as among the most interesting (apart from your own, of course). Name the students and propose your own loglines (nothing else) for each of their mini-editorials. If you are one of these students I encourage you to post a reply in which you either agree or not that the logline is a fair representation of what you had in mind. Please, no commentary otherwise. (Each logline is worth 10 points, but please submit them in the same post, not separate ones.)
HINT: Before presenting your logline think how you would categorize the student's mini-editorial. Although I was really calling for "listen up," some individuals may be offering what would be better called "boo/hooray" or "get on it." This should be reflected in the conclusion clause of the logline you are providing. Review the expected format if you are unsure of what I am calling for.
OK--clarification needed. (1) do not copy the student's post, just name the person; (2) nothing more than a logline (no comments, although the student may comment back if they think you missed the point), (3) no, you do not need to tell me what kind of editorial you took it to be. That should just be part of your own preparation.
I want a logline and the simplest way of doing this is to first identify what the student meant to prove was an issue worth considering (their conclusion), tack on the word "because," then sum up the key reason offered for you to take the issue seriously (their premise). Repeat: a logline should be conclusion+because+premise, all in one sentence no more than 25 words long.
This really is just repeating what I asked you to do in working with editorials from the LA Times. Now just as the problem there was making sure you had an editorial and not something else, it may be that one or another student is providing interesting information but not really presenting an issue. How to tell the difference? If you read a post and find you still have to ask "so what?" then there is no point in going further. You cannot provide a logline unless there is an argument. Just wait until you do find posts that count.