Indicate what the book is about.
-Provide an overview of your opinion of the book.
– Indicate the reasons for that opinion with examples from the book.
– Consider how well the book establishes its thesis.
– Does it prove its thesis?
– Is it well written?
– Does it support its argument with evidence?
– Does it seem to make a contribution to scholarly knowledge?
-Conclude with a summary statement.
– Resist the temptation to provide summary.
-Remember you also have to be able to back up your opinion and not make unsupported statements or conclusions.
-Prepare your reader for the transition from one paragraph to another with a phrase or sentence linking the two. The link can either come at the end of one paragraph or the beginning of the next.
-Each paragraph should be connected logically to those around it.
-Use the past tense when writing about past events.
– Avoid passive voice.
– Avoid second person. It is understood by the reader that they are being addressed.
-Avoid first person. It is understood that what you write is your opinion unless cited as someone else’s.
Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Book review
Number of sources: 10
Academic level: Bachelor
Paper format: Chicago
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English