Focus on your ideas of the week’s reading including, but not confined to, genre, themes, history, and politics. Open with a controlling thesis that synthesizes and organizes the ideas which follow. Discuss both the ideas generated by a week’s reading AND, in the case of fictional/dramatic texts, the relationship of these ideas to the genre in which the text is written. demonstrate that you have read and thought about the text without recapitulating the story/plot. be typed and be between two to three pages in length.