Discussion based on interview , first students should note the idea(s) and/or argument(s) in the text(s) that elicit a response from them ? maybe anger, maybe a feeling of identification and/or strong agreement, maybe discomfort, and maybe even indifference. These responses are meant to serve as a springboard to critical questions, points of contention, re-consideration, and class discussion generally ? and the discussant should point to these: What are the academic and ethical or political issues that are raised by your responses and reactions to one or more texts? The role of the discussant is *not* to summarize or recap the readings as all students are responsible for having read the week?s assigned texts, but to share their reactions and initiate discussion. – Critical response papers need not be fully fleshed out arguments and need not demonstrate a full and comprehensive understanding of the texts or issues involved (as these may be new and untested), but must demonstrate (a) a degree of clarity in terms of identifying that which they are responding to, (b) genuine, active engagement with the texts (evidence of wrangling is always a good sign), and (c) a degree of critical reflection (i.e., an ability to contextualize their response in terms of larger issues at stake).