Find an article in an academic journal relating to the week’s topic (Politics and Evaluation and Public Policy) and summarize the main points in essay form using Hoover Green’s methods of reviewing academic writing (on page 4 of her guide “How to read political science: A guide in four steps”):

  • the main question(s) the article tries to answer
  • the main argument(s) of the article
  • the evidence used in the article
  • the author’s stated and unstated assumptions

Some possible topics to search for include:

  • Policy Making Paradigms and Models (several to choose from or compare/contrast)
  • Policy Analysis