How these readings connect to your own life experience (self, family, school, observations of the world in general). While this may include an assessment of whether or not you agree with the ideas presented, you must not approach it as an “opinion piece”. Instead, demonstrate that you have read the assignments and understand the material (if you don’t understand the material, I strongly suggest you meet with during office hours).

A brief discussion of the main idea(s) of the pieces, including specific references to the majority of the text and online readings.
How these readings connect to your own life experience (self, family, school, observations of the world in general). While this may include an assessment of whether or not you agree with the ideas presented, you must not approach it as an “opinion piece”. Instead, demonstrate that you have read the assignments and understand the material (if you don’t understand the material, I strongly suggest you meet with during office hours).
At the end of your response, include one question for class discussion. Questions should be thoughtful and provide the opportunity to spark conversation, not something that could be easily answercixed with a “yes” or “no”.

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