1. Introduction (10 pts.)
First identify the name and author of the book, identify the type of book, and describe the overall theme of the book. First sentence should grab the reader’s attention.Last sentence should explain goal/purpose of the paper.
2. Overview (30 pts.)
Summarize the book, explaining the main points.
3. Review of the book (50 pts.)
This is the major section of the paper. Be sure to describe how the book affected you. Tell the reader if you liked the book or not. Be specific:
Does the book leave out something it should have included? Would you recommend this book to someone else? What did you learn from the book? These are some of the questions you should consider. Remember – this is your opinion – I do not want you to research what anyone else has to say about the book. You may use quotes from the book, but I do not want to read about what anyone else thought of the book. You do not need to go to outside sources to develop your own views.
Include an explanation of how the book relates to this course, identifying specific course themes that relate to your reading.
4. Conclusion (10 pts.)
Present a summary of your paper and add any final thoughts.