29 Jan Geographies of Economics Weekly reading response
This assignment is for week5, please use week5’s reading as the main source. However, it’s better to link other weeks’ reading.
Reading responses track how students understand course content on an ongoing basis. This is space for students to demonstrate what they are learning during the semester. Students are welcome to ask questions that they would like to see answered in lecture. Responses are intended to demonstrate an understanding of the reading.
Responses are worth 5%.
Evaluation will consider engagement with the reading
– This includes summarizing the article,
– Finding key concepts, and
– Adequately citing the article in the text of the response.
Strong responses will demonstrate an understanding of the text and its relationship to the course goals.
Responses should be well presented following style guidelines described in the syllabus.
Students will submit short responses of 450 – 550 words that engage with the readings for that week.
Students must respond to one of the required readings, but may draw from other readings and weeks to support their response.
Responses should summarize the main points of the article and the central argument
Responses could address one or more of the questions below
What is the author’s main argument?
What is the goal of paper?
What other articles are being cited?
How does this article attend to race, gender, class, or ability?
What questions guide the author?
What answers does the author provide?
What makes this research unique?
What theory or theories does the author use and why?
What methods does the author use, why did they choose these methods?