apply some aspect of the weekly readings claims to a separate but related topic not discussed in class to demonstrate thorough reading and critical understanding of the text. Avoid summary and support your claims. Start your response with a sentence that tells the reader what you are going to argue in the response. The body of the response should be an exposition of this argument that stays grounded in the assigned texts without summarizing them. In order to receive full credit, you need to hand in a well-written, well-organized paper.