You will be responsible for 5 short papers throughout the term. You may do one for any week except the last, when we'll be looking at papers that are, themselves, quite short. Your goal is to show that you have understood and thought about the papers.
Turn in your paper at the start of class for the day in question.
Your evaluations will be graded on a scale of one to four. If you do an extraordinary, insightful job, you will get a four. Expect twos and threes most often.
Late evaluations will not get any credit.
A good short paper will have all of the following elements