Each reading must be summarized in your own words to convince me that you have read the whole assigned reading. Copy-paste of the original text from the book or assigned article is not acceptable. If you want to use the original wording, it must be put in quotation marks and properly referenced, including the page number. You should limit such direct quotes to maximum of two sentences per reading summary. Reading summaries will be checked for plagiarism.
The reading summaries will be graded and account for 40% of your final grade. The goal of your summaries is to: Convince me that you have read the whole assigned reading(s). Demonstrate that you understand the content of the assigned reading. Show that you can summarize the basic argument of the assigned reading. Please, do not write your opinion about the assigned reading and its author(s). Only summarize the content. Personal attacks on the author(s) and foul language are not acceptable and will earn you zero points for your summary.