Purpose of a Book Critique
A book critique—it can also be called a book review—is a critical evaluation of the content and purpose of a book/journal article. In a critique, you will analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the work you are reviewing.
PLEASE NOTE: the title of each part indicates an approximate % of your word count that should be dedicated to each section.
Part 1: Introduce Work and Author Details (5%)
Part 2: Purpose of the Book (5%)
Part 3: Summary of Contents (30%)
Discuss the content by providing a concise overview of the author’s main themes. Provide a broad sweep of the issues discussed in the book.
Part 4: Critical Analysis (50%)
This is the most important part of your book critique.
Part 5: Recommendations (10%)
Provide a reference list if you used supporting sources for your position or if you used direct quotes or paraphrased the author.