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Social Science
SOSC 1910
Indira Somwaru

Guidelines for book review: • Your own ideas are not the focus of the paper—analyze how the author analyzed the topics • Galeano-mention that it was given by Chavez when he met Obama for the first time – why did he do that? • Thesis statement should reflect your own analysis of the work • Overview of the work/summary—must be very short and brief o What main chapters are about or how the chapters are divided • Highlight main points • Critique his points and whether he succeeded or failed in convincing his points to the readers o State why o May draw from other sources that will help support your critique • Be balanced in your critique and analysis • In spite of the critiques what does the author’s points add to the topic • Conclusion o Restate your points and evidence in a summarized manner • Common mistake: o
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