Discussions should demonstrate your ability to synthesize and analyze the information provided for that discussion. This includes any chapter(s), article(s) and video(s). As my colleague Carter F. Smith says, “Think of this as your opportunity to teach. Create substantial responses which expand on a point and present information on the topic. Your responses should demonstrate your critical thinking on the topic.” Feel free as well to question the basic assumption of the question(s) presented. Just because the question is there, doesn’t mean it’s correct. Challenge it, just tell us why.