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Summary, commentary, and questions

A QC is a 3-4 page (single spaced) summary, commentary, and question(s) of the assigned readings for the class period/topic. You should summarize each reading for that class period/topic (you do not need to summarize any popular press readings). Each article summary should be approximately 1 paragraph (be concise).

This is your chance to demonstrate that not only did you do the readings, but you can cull out the major elements of the readings and make connections between readings. After the summaries, you should write a brief commentary that includes reactions to the readings, connections you see between the readings, and/or concerns you have about the readings (arguments against, etc.). This section will be 1-2 pages.

Finally, you should pose questions—questions you still have after completing the readings, questions about connections, theoretical questions, etc. This section is incredibly important as I will use your comments to guide our discussions.

Other important information for the assignment:

  1. You need to complete 12 QCs. Each is worth 10 points.

4 points for summary

5 points for commentary

1 point for questions

  1. Each QC should be typed and proofread. Also, don’t forget to put your name and the class topic at the top of the QC (just to make sure that you didn’t post to the wrong assignment post).
  2. You do not need a title page or reference page (unless you are citing material not covered in class).
  3. Make sure to follow APA format rules—12 point font, Times New Roman, 1” margins on each side.

**You should always bring copies of your QCs to class as I will call on students to share thoughts, questions, etc. from their QCs.**


Last Updated on February 10, 2019

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