Hi, I am attaching the book that needs to be used. Please, use ONLY this source.

Hi,
I am attaching the book that needs to be used. Please, use ONLY this source. I am also including the instructions
The assignment is to write a “critical” book review (NOTE:
Critical does not mean, necessarily, negative.
What is meant by a “critical” book review is that, in addition to
summarizing the book, you will also identify the author’s thesis in the book,
and evaluate the success of the author in arguing that thesis.)
Each review should be a MINIMUM
of 1200 words and a MAXIMUM of 2400 words in length, typed, and double-spaced
(papers below the minimum cannot earn an A on the assignment, and papers far
below the minimum will have their grade on the assignment capped at what
portion of the minimum length requirement is met. For example, a paper that is only 600 words
long will receive a maximum score of 50.
Anything beyond the maximum length requirement will not be read and will
not be included in your score.)
Use a standard 10- or 12-point
font, and use 1” margins. The book
review should be carefully written, thoroughly proofed, and represent your best
effort.
Students
will review the book of their choice from the list of accepted titles owned by
the Ron E. Lewis Library at Lamar State College-Orange.
Suggested paper organization
Thesis: Identify the thesis or theses of the
book. NOTE: The thesis refers to the author’s argument,
and generally goes beyond the topic or subject matter. What point is the author trying to make? Demonstrate that you understand the author’s
purpose in writing the book. (This
portion of the paper should be 100-300 words in length. If you wish to think of this assignment in
terms of a traditional essay, think of this as the introduction.)
Synopsis: Present a brief overview/summary of the
book. Discuss the methods, sources,
strengths and weaknesses of the book.
Did the author propose new approaches, use any major new documents,
propose new interpretations, challenge existing interpretations, rehash old
information in new ways? (This portion
of the paper could theoretically be anywhere between 600 and 2200 words in
length, depending on the length of the other sections; realistically, you
should aim for the middle of this range.
If you wish to think of this assignment in terms of a traditional essay,
think of this as the body.) This portion
of the paper should consist of several paragraphs, not just one big paragraph.
Evaluation: Did the author accomplish what he/she set out
to do? Was the thesis adequately
supported? Was the evidence powerful
enough? Of what value or use is the
book? Did you enjoy or like the book? Give your judgment of the book: interesting, boring, provocative,
significant, or whatever, and explain how or why you came to that conclusion. If you did not like the book, say so, and
support your opinion with solid evidence.
(This portion of the paper should be 100-300 words in length. If you wish to think of this assignment in
terms of a traditional essay, think of this as the conclusion.)
Note: Do not put these formal section
headers into your paper. Instead, make
the entire paper flow like an essay.

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