Give a summary of the book and it’s contents, describe the strengths of the books, give examples. Give examples of why you liked the book. Give an important idea you learned from the book. Find a good quote. In your own way tell me about the book.
First inform the reader about the content of the book and second to provide and evaluation that gives your judgement. The introduction should include an overview that’s a brief summary and a clear statement of your judgement. Summary should consist of import highlights. Quote must give a page number. Quote should never be the bulk of the summary. Grade will depend on how well you describe and explain the material in your own words. Critique thoughts and reactions in the books. What is your overall opinion of the book? Tell the reader what you think and how you arrive at this judgement. What did you expect to learn when you picked up this book? We’re your expectations met? Explain your reaction. Identify the authors thesis or main argument and explain it in your own words. Is the thesis supported? Use examples. What conclusion does the author reach and how clearly are they stated? How effectively does the book come together? Does the authors presentation seem fair and accurate? Is the interpretation biased? Can you detect any distortion, exaggeration, or diminishing material? If so what purpose might this have been done, and what effect does it have on the over all presentation.