income poverty

To facilitate deep reflection and discussion, you will write a short essay each week where you chronicle your thoughts on the readings.  Your essay should begin with brief summaries of each of the reading material posted on Blackboard, followed by any questions and reactions you have.  The heart of the essay will be your thoughts about the readings, beginning with specifics about each article (only needed if/when you can raise substantive issues, such as methodological issues or questions of validity; NOT whether you liked the piece or not). The bulk of the response will be your attempt to make links among the different readings for the week, then links to other readings or current news.  These can be rather informal in tone they are meant to be a record of your thoughts to help you pull them together, and a dialogue with me on how you are thinking about the material.  The response should be at least 1 page in length (double space, correct APA citation).