Your response paper should include a concise summary of each assigned reading, it should put each author’s argument into your own words (frequent quotations are discouraged) and briefly explain how they support them and conclude with your personal assessment of the readings. If there are multiple readings for a given week, you need to incorporate all of them (even the Primary Sources marked with a “P”) into your response papers. Missing readings will result in point deduction. Response papers must be typed using 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced with 1-inch margins, and carefully proofread.