WEEKLY RESPONSE JOURNAL: Every week you are expected to write four pages,at least 1000 words, of reflections and thoughts about the reading for the week. I willprovide reading questions each week to help guide these reflections, but whether youstick to mine or develop your own is up to you. The purpose of these reflections isfirst to help prepare for the class discussion; second, to work through the text, open itup and; third, to connect it to larger questions you have about American politics,particularly contemporary ones. One expectation is that you cite from the readingseach week and that you develop questions or problems in the text that youd like todevelop further in class. A second, expectation is that you bring in, either directlyconnected to the reading or not, an issue of contemporary politics that you have beenthinking about that week. These responses should be uploaded no later than 10pm thenight before class on Blackboard, as I would like to have read them before we meet. Iwill discuss this in class, but this journal is to be taken seriously as it comprises themajority of your grade.