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History 143 Book Review Due: Friday, April 18, 2008 Four to five pages Read: John F. Kennedy and a New Generation , David Burner Writing a Book Review A Book Review is not a book report. Rather, a book review tells something about the book, but focuses primarily on the success (or failure) of the book to present its position. Also provide your reaction to the book – good or bad and why. Questions to ask as you read the book ~ 1. What is the author’s purpose in writing the book? 2. What are the author’s main points? 3. What kind of evidence does the author use to prove his/her points? Is the evidence convincing? 4. Does the book offer new evidence or new viewpoints to the topic?
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Unformatted text preview: 5. How successful do you think the author was in carrying out the overall purpose of the book? What to write in the review 1. Introduction – title, author, scope of the book 2. Give a brief overview of the content of the book and the purpose for the book. 3. Summary of the book – give specific examples of main points. 4. ***Evaluation of the book a. how well the book achieved its goal b. how well did the author present his material c. what specific points are convincing/not convincing d. how does the book relate to what you know about John F. Kennedy e. what are your opinions on the book 5. Conclusion – tie your presentation together...
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