1. Initial post, which is a response to a question that should contain an answer supported by evidence from the course material provided. All are academic in nature and should be atleast 1 paragraph of 10-15 sentences, but some may require more paragraphs to throughly answer. You should not have to use any internet sources at all. If you quote or paraphrase from any source you must cite it in APA style.
2. Response Post, which requires you to engage with your classmate usually on some aspect of the initial post. It also requires serious academic answers and it is not acceptable to say I agree with you and provide no supportive evidence. It should be a minimum of 1 paragraph of 5 sentences.