Monday, September 7, 2009

Announcement: For all of my classes- Individual Book Review

As for your Final Requirement, each will be tasked to write his/her book review. Titles of History/ Rizal books maybe posted on this site or at the classroom.


First Page- Title Page

-Use bond paper short, typed or hand written and may either use English or Filipino as medium.
- At the top center of your paper, write the following:

PUP (spelled out)
(your college)
(your department)
Sta. Mesa Manila

(several tabs)

This book review
(Title of the Book)
(followed by the publishing company and year it was published)

(several tabs)

is submitted to
(name of Professor)

(several tabs)
as partial fulfillment of the course requirements in (subject and subject code)

(several tabs)

submitted by:

Second Page


Third Page
Table of contents

Fourth page
Review proper

The following questions are your review:

I. Introduction (of what the book is all about. Give a bird's eve view of what the book is all about)

II. Author and his/her thesis:
  • Who is this author? Is he or she considered an expert in this topic?
  • Does the author's background, time, or place affect the conclusions reached? Do you find an obvious bias?
  • What is the author's point of view or frame of reference
  • What is the author's major hypothesis; what's the purpose for writing this book? What are the most important pieces of evidence to support it?
III. Your views:
  • What is the quality of the evidence -- convincing? adequate? are the sources recognized by others in the field?
  • Are there other works on the same or a similar topic?
  • Does any of the author's information (or conclusion) conflict with other books you've read, courses you've taken or just previous assumptions you had of the subject?
  • How might you resolve any conflict?
IV. Recommendation:

  • Were any previous ideas you had on this subject changed or abandoned due to this book? were they reinforced?
  • Would you recommend this book or article to others? Why?

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