I only had five double-spaced pages. He wanted us to address the main argument, how it was supported, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses, and then if we had room, relate it to our projects. I wrote the paper more or less in that order, but had to skip out on relating it to my project. I will let you know if he likes it!Dr. Medulla wrote: ↑08 Oct 2017, 9:34amMy quick and dirty guide for writing a critical book review:
• Intro, which summarize the book's argument and its significance plus your evaluation of the same in no more than a half page
• Summary paragraph that expands the description of the argument
• What's good about the book?
• What's bad?
• Anything else?
• Conclusion, which should not contain any new thoughts, but reinforce your evaluation
What's good, bad, and else will have fluctuating emphases, and what else might be skipped (it's for noting any photos, the quality of the prose, and other significant aspects not related to the argument). I'd say a person should shoot for the intro and conclusion taking up no more than 25% of the word count and the three analysis sections should make up at least 50%.
That's good advice for the future, I suppose, if I have to do another one.