1.) in the opening paragraph, the student should start by identifying the main topic or theme or perspective of the book. Why is the author writing? what is the message he/she is attempting to convey? why does it matter?
2.) the following paragraphs contain a summary of the book. in the novel, you can compare the treatment of the subject by the author with what your knowledge of the subject from the text or other sources. this part of the review should not be more than half of the length of the review.
3.) the student should then proceed to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the book. how well has the author achieved his or her goals for the novel? is it a compelling story? does it capture the spirit of the period with which it deals? are the characters complex enough to hold your interest?
4.) in the concluding paragraphs, the student is required to place the book into the context of the course. how does the course fir with lectures and discussions. What does it add to our understanding of the historical topic at hand?
I will attach notes taken in class for the conclusion paragraph
summaries of the book can be found online- preferably google books
cite things as if you found them from the book rather than an outside source- the book has no page numbers so you do not need to try to cite exactly where it is in the book (easier).
please do not plagiarize as my professor uses turn it in religiously
this is due by 2;30PM tomorrow, Wednesday March 6th.
there is no format specified so use whatever is comfortable for you