Length: Each paper should be about 3 pages double-spaced, using Times 12-point or equivalent font with reasonable (1” or 1.25”) margins. 

Your goal in this assignment is not to summarize the readings—rather, reflect on them and the discussion we had about them.  Your essay should substantially address and cite ideas/material from at least two of the readings for the specified weeks, as well as at least one point that came up in the class discussion.  You may also write about what did not come up in discussion.  You will need to organize your thoughts into a coherent essay with an introductory paragraph that lays out your main idea.

Here are some questions you can use to help you get into “reflecting” mode.  These aren’t  questions you must answer—just possible prompts.

–how do these readings relate to each other?  To other readings we have had so far?

–what sources are the authors using to make their arguments?  Could these sources be used in other ways?

–what larger theoretical point do you see emerging from these readings, beyond their specifics?

–what questions do the readings/discussion leave you with?