Reading and summarizing scientific papers is a key skill set that can only be perfected with lots of practice. Given this, you will be submitting weekly reading summaries throughout the semester. These should not be a burden not take a huge amount of time. Please note that all of these should be properly formatted and free of grammatical or spelling errors.
You can download a pdf version of this example here.
Here is an additional example of a nice, model reading summary:ESRM-462-Fall-2015-Reading-Summary-Example