A young researcher's guide to perspective, commentary, and opinion articles Series: Part08 - Kakoli Majumder Sep 02,
The review conveys an opinion, supporting it with evidence from the book. Do you know how to write a book review? I blithely assured myself it would simply be a matter of picking up Book Reviews for Dummies, or something to that effect. It's easier to find information on bomb-making than book review writing.
So I did what any other resourceful writer on deadline would do; I panicked. Well, for a moment.
Quickly composing myself I scrounged the library and internet for every conceivable source that even hinted at the term "book review. Title - What does it suggest? Preface or Introduction - Provides important information about the author's intentions or the scope of the book.
Can you identify any limitations?
Has the author ignored important aspects of the subject? Table of Contents - Shows how the book's organized -- main ideas, how they're developed chronologically, topically, etc. Points to ponder as you read the entire book: What's the general field or genre?
Does the book fit? From what point of view is the book written? Do you agree or disagree with the author's point of view?
Make notes as you read, passages to quote in your review. Can you follow the author's thesis, "common thread"? What is the author's style? Suitable for the intended audience? Are concepts well defined?
Is the language clear and convincing? Are the ideas developed? What areas are covered, not covered? How accurate is the information?
Is the author's concluding chapter, the summary, convincing? If there are footnotes, do they provide important information? Do they clarify or extend points made in the text? If relevant, make note of the book's format - layout, binding, etc. Are there maps, illustrations? Is the index accurate?
What sources did the author use -- primary, secondary?
Make note of important omissions. What did the book accomplish? Is more work needed? Compare the book to others by this author, or books in this field by other authors.A book review describes, analyzes and evaluates.
The review conveys an opinion, supporting it with evidence from the book. Do you know how to write a book review? I didn't. And even though I knew I didn't, that didn't stop me from firmly inserting my foot in my mouth by agreeing to conduct a book.
A book review is a thorough description, critical analysis, and/or evaluation of the quality, meaning, and significance of a book, often in relation to prior research on the topic. In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald offers up commentary on a variety of themes — justice, power, greed, betrayal, the American dream, and so on.
Of all the themes, perhaps none is more well developed than that of social stratification. The Great Gatsby is regarded as a brilliant piece of social. Social Commentary. Miranda Lucas L - Social Commentary introduction.
A. Per. 2 June 5th, Social Commentary in Literature Characters in pieces of literature are often influenced by the societies that they live in, and many authors do this to comment on certain social ideas. Aug 23, · To write a commentary, write about your observations and analysis of the text you read.
You should craft a clear and specific thesis statement about the novel, poem, or play you are evaluating. Your thesis statement should explain your stance or argument about the text%(34).
A research paper is based on original research. The kind of research may vary depending on your field or the topic (experiments, survey, interview, questionnaire, etc.), but authors need to collect and analyze raw data and conduct an original study.
The research paper .