(i) questions which the readings have raised for you, AND/OR (ii) critical comments about points made in the texts with which you disagree AND/OR (iii) a striking quotation with which you wholeheartedly agree (you must explain why the quote is significant) AND/OR (iv) reflections on how the readings relate to your own experience or other readings you have done. Your writings are meant to be expressive personal reflections. They do not call for a summary of the author’s work; rather it is an opportunity for you to think deeply about a critical idea (and an intriguing one). Consider such questions as: What is distinct or persuasive about this topic? What in this readings disturb, excite, or confuse me? In sum, these responses must show evidence of thoughtful and critical engagement with the readings.