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Throughout the semester, students will prepare a brief reflection, speculation, comment, or question concerning an aspect of the reading(s) assigned for the class/week. Ideally two or three paragraphs, these reflections are to be no more than one typed page (1.5 spaced) due via the eLC before class. Reflections will be scored based on: engagement with the material, and application of a concept discussed in the reading to a personal/media-related experience. Reaction papers are worth 5 points per paper, for a total of 105 points overall. The best papers will engage with the course material, not simply repeat or summarize material. Engaging with the material should involve expanding upon course concepts, critiquing course material, and/or applying it to some sort of a scenario, whether from one’s own experiences or from the media. Papers that fail to engage with the material, those that do not meet the one-page requirement will result in lost points. Note: No late reflections will be accepted, except in the case of an emergency (provided the right documentation is given to the instructor, within 2 days of the incident). Points will be deducted if students fail to meet the 1-page requirement.