Once week two rolled around, I realized that the confusion was building up. I got together with Xander to work on the class prep assignments and we helped each other if there we had any questions. We discussed Gradian and Hypothes.is and how each of the two works. We also helped each other understand the purpose of the reading responses.
I benefit a lot from group meet ups and definitely will work with Xander again in the future. I gained a lot of clarity through this collaboration and am happy with the outcome.