Sunday, March 1, 2009


For all my undergrad students who are tasked to do the book review:


Write your answers on bond paper short, one inch on all sides as your margin. Place your paper as well as your cd in a short plastic envelope. Include the following on the first page:

Title of the Book
(Author, Publisher, year it was published)

Your name

Professor's name.

Second Page:
Introduction: Give a very brief introduction of the film

Third Page:
Table of contents

Fourth page:
Review Proper

Guide Questions
  1. What are your impressions with the title of the book before you have read it? Has your impression changed after reading it?
  2. What are you reviewing? What is it about? What's the plot?
  3. What's the theme?
  4. What is the author's/director's purpose?
  5. What genre or classification does it fit? (That is, was the book you've read a comedy, tragic, etc?)
  6. What is the tone? What is the point of view (that is, who tells the story?) What is the mood?
  7. When was this done? Or when does the action take place?
  8. Where was this done? Or where does the action take place?
  9. Who wrote it, directed it, or acted in it? What else have they done?
  10. Who are the main characters?
  11. Who's the intended audience?
  12. Who has said what about this? Why?
  13. How does it convey its main point, mood, or theme? How did the audience react to it?
  14. How well does it fulfill its purpose?
  15. Did you like this in general? Why?
  16. Did you agree with the main theme/purpose? Why or why not?
  17. What specifically did you like/dislike? Why?
  18. Did the author/actors/director do a good job? Why or why not?
  19. How could it be improved? Why would particular changes help?
Deadline of Submission:
March 23, 2009

Thank you very much and God bless!
Ma'm Fueconcillo

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