Book Review OutlineOverview of the book review
Sketch for a good book review
Browse the book, take note and benchmark it against other teaching material. Find and view book review articles in the specialist journals. Include at least three of these responses attached to your work (no, these are not for your requirements of 10 to 12 pages).
Authors, titles and publication information can be used to help you find the book. Book review is an essays whose aim is to annotate a particular work that relates to a particular topic or related topics. One of the most important elements of a book review is that it is a review and not just a review.
For teaching, however, I would like a fairly descriptive abstract of the book's content, about five to six pages, illustrating the content. A book survey, a survey or a compendium of the main themes with an indication of the extent, the focus (political, economical, spiritual, etc.) and, if available, aspect of the theme are completely ignored.
Or is the book a new reading on the basis of existing documentation or information? Their findings and estimates on these issues will influence your benchmarking of the work. They should also take into account the period in which the book was published and, if obvious, the authors moral and prejudices.
A book on socio-cultural development for example, published by a right-wing political scientist in the 1950' (e.g. Talcott Parsons) would be quite different from a book by a member of the US Labour and Socialism parties (e.g. Harry Braverman). Don't try to score more points than you can thoroughly achieve in your evaluation.
When you have chosen the key points you want to do, handle each one as a single section of your review. Every section should clarify the one point, support it with its own argument and short samples from the book to be examined and draw inferences about the significance and importance of the point.
Most of your review should focus on your assessment of how the writer has dealt with the topics under discussion. Write about the book: Investigate the topics raised by the book: Which options does the book offer? So what's the essence of the book? Refer the book to major editions: What has the book done to influence your world view of socio-cultural instability and transformation?
What is the connection between the book and the course? Has the book improved your comprehension of the problems? You should end your evaluation with your own criticism. How do you rate the look, size, content and historic value of each book? Did the writer achieve the goal of explicitly or implicitly composing the book?
Did the book challenge you in an intellectual way, expand your understanding, raise new problems and/or present the materials in a new or challenging way? Do you think the writer just gives back what everyone already knows? Which book on this topic still has to be published? Conclude with a commentary on the book and bind the review related question together.
Anything good to write is to rewrite. Leave your review aside for a few extra workdays and then look at it with clean lines. Typing is one of the most important extracurricular activities learned in colleges; this note on papers can make (or break) your graduation mark in this course.