Write the kind of response you’d like to read.
Treat each answer on Packback as a mini-essay - Your response should have a perspective or thesis of what you believe, called the “Response Summary”. In the main body of your answer, support that thesis with examples and real data points that help make your case and add context. Adding formatting and paragraph breaks helps with legibility, and also can help you think about how to structure your response in a logical way. You can and should share your opinion, even if it is at odds with accepted views, but always make sure to support your opinion with facts.
Expand on your idea until it is a fully explained - Write a minimum of 1 paragraph; short answers are usually no more valuable than a quick Google search. Even if the question you’re responding to could lend itself to a short answer, try to push yourself to create an answer that adds new value to our collective knowledge. Your response will inspire your classmates’ curiosity.
Add videos, images and sources to add context (and make it interesting!) - Our Rich Text Editor allows the embedding of images, animated gifs and videos right into your post. If you can, always include at least one video, image or source with your answer that helps to explain your perspective, make your response more interesting, and provide an additional resource for extra exploration if your response sparks someone’s curiosity. Including sources and media also increases the likelihood that your answer will be read and Featured!