PERIOD 6

Before you get to the question you have to understand that this is a discussion, and that you will be graded for “discussing” . You might be wondering, how I will grade you. Well, here’s  how I’ll do it.

  • Answer the Discussion Question completely (50%).
  • Respond to at least one classmate’s answer (50%).
    • A response to a classmate must be substantial.
    • Substantial means having something to add to another’s comment:
      • agreement with explanation,
      • disagreement with explanation,
      • add something completely new.

Here’s the question:

Why did Doyle choose Watson to narrate Hound instead of having Holmes tell the story himself? What are the benefits and drawbacks of doing it this way?

Be advised that I will not go through how to answer every question (as I did for this one below) all the time. You must get into the practice of answering every part of a question.

Now, go ahead and read the rest of this, answer the Discussion Question, and submit it.


You must be sure to answer every part of the question and responding to others’ comments. That is the catch when it comes to getting your points for discussion assignments. It is very important to really read the entire question before responding to it. If you look at this question closely, you’ll notice that there are actually two separate interrogatives, or question statements:

  1. Why did Doyle choose Watson to narrate Hound instead of having Holmes tell the story himself?
    1. Explain the reason why the author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, chose Watson to be the narrator rather than Holmes.
  2. What are the benefits and drawbacks of doing it this way?
    1. This asks you to do two things:
      1. Explain the benefits of having Watson narrate the tale,
      2. Explain the drawbacks of having Watson narrate the tale.

Now answer the Discussion Question:

Why did Doyle choose Watson to narrate Hound instead of having Holmes tell the story himself? What are the benefits and drawbacks of doing it this way?

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