In preparation for each class you must briefly summarize and reflect on the day’s assigned readings. In one paragraph of 250 words or less you should name and very briefly summarize the ‘take home’ idea of each text, and synthesize/compare/contrast the night’s reading as a group. Your response should answer the basic question: “How did the readings help me better understand the American city, past and present?” You will obviously not have space to recount the readings in detail, so aim for an appropriate mixture of important detail (including a short quote from the reading that seemed to sum it up) and broad overview.
No more than 250 words. No format is required. No need to cite in the end. Plain text is fine.