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Suggestion: move beyond summarization to offer more of how you interpreted the material. What you liked? What you didn’t? and what peaked your interest and why? a. Experience: What issues does this text give an account of? How does the text mark its perspective? Further, what if anything does this reading conjure up for you? What connections can you build to the contemporary moment? i. Concept: How does this text define explicitly or implicitly the issue that the author is writing about? What are (if any) the theoretical underpinning of the article? ii. Methodology: How and from which disciplinary perspectives is being presented in the piece? What methods, if any were used to make an argument in this text? What are the benefits or shortcomings of this method outlined in the text? What do you think about the results? b. Critique: What – if any – are the points of criticism the author makes? How does this reading or set of readings “talk back” to previous reading? i. Impressions and questions: What are your thoughts or questions about the text? Do you think an important example, perspective, (counter) argument is missing? 2. Reading Question: To conclude each of your daily 1-2 paragraph responses, you must write a reading question. a. How to write a good discussion question: The goal of your discussion question is to stimulate discussion of the most important ideas contained in the book or readings that we have read. Writing a good discussion question is similar to writing a good response paper. In both cases, try to engage with some of the book or readings’ key arguments, so that we can better focus on the authors insights.

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