Each student will turn in a short paper on one of the reader articles each week. The first three students in your group (A, B, C) will respond to the first article for that week; the rest will respond to the second article. Your response needs to be a hardcopy-printed, one-page, single-spaced, typewritten summary and critique of the article. (Use no larger than a 12-point font, no larger than one-inch margins, and put your name, TA, and the author/title of the article at the top of the page.)
Summary: Hone in on the main topic, argument, and evidence that the author presents in the article. Critique: Provide your own reaction to the author's argument, either evaluating it (saying what is convincing and/or unconvincing about the argument and evidence) or extending/connecting it to a different issue.
Print this one-page paper out and bring it to section during the week that you are scheduled to discuss the article in class. You will want to save these summary/critique papers, because you may want to recycle them into your media fluency blog. Late papers will not be accepted for any reason and will earn a zero!
Please note: Each of these article summary/critique papers is worth 2 points, and the total grade for all is worth 20 points. However, you will be asked to write 12 of these papers over the course of the semester! Yes, that means you can earn back any missed points, up to four points, to a maximum of 20.