For the reading we do I will ask you to share something in class. So for each class come prepared to talk about your reading engagement. How you share is up to you. You may want to summarize, highlight key points, explain key terms, apply the reading to other contexts, talk about how the reading applies to the research you are doing, posit questions related to the reading, … and on and on. Do what makes most sense for you as the reader, but what you share will need to make sense to the rest of us.
For each of the projects we work on, you will need to use the readings as well. We won't just do visual analysis. I will expect to see in your projects references to the readings to show the "why" of the visual analysis you do.