Your first assignment:

Every author has a view of the world and they cannot keep it to themselves.  It will show in their writing, whether intentionally or not.  It will be important to take notes as you read (include page numbers).  For your first assignment I want you to pick one of the titles (it doesn't mean that this will be the one you are doing) and tell me what you would do to figure out the author's view of the topic I gave you and show me how you would organize your notes.  You can do this by paragraph, by charts, by lists, or anything else you can think of.  The sooner I okay it, the sooner you can pick the one you are doing.