The aim of reading notes is to help you read critically and actively – to be engaged in the work. You will find this tool essential in graduate school so it is here we begin the habit. The reading notes will be measured using the level-five evaluation criteria and must contain the following: Format:  Two-page maximum, single space, business block, justified margins, 10-point font  APA bibliographic citation of the work as your ‘title’  Your name, course, section number and date at the upper right Content:  Central theme – identify author’s main lesson/argument – what is the author(s) teaching us  Critical analysis – evaluate the lesson/argument – strengths/weaknesses – considering pointing to a frame of reference in your own life or your training in the subject  Main takeaways – so what and now what? How do we best apply the knowledge from this article?