I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by JoeStarita ISBN-13: 978-0312533045
Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario ISBN-10: 0812971787 ISBN-13: 978-081297178
Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge by Joe Starita ISBN-10: 0803292945 ISBN-13: 978-0803292949
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown ISBN-10: 0805086846 ISBN-13: 978-0805086843
Hiroshima by John Hersey http://archive.org/details/hiroshima035082mbp
orhttp://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1946/08/31/hiroshima(Links to an external site.)
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair http://www.online-literature.com/upton_sinclair/jungle/(Links to an external site.)
Book Review Instructions
Note: This assignment is for a book review not simply a book report.
You will be expected to analyze and critique the book in addition to describing the content.
The paper must be at least1400 words and contain at least 3 but no more than 5 quotations. Please include your Works Cited page at the end of your paper. The title page and Works Cited page do NOT count toward the 1400 word minimum.You may use MLA APA or Chicago style formatting.
Be sure to look at the rubric accompanying these instructions before you start writing and be certain that you have met all the requirements of the rubric before submitting your paper.The rubric is listed below however grammar and spelling errors will be deducted from the grade.
The following are the general requirements for the review:
First you must read the book.
The paper will be worth a total of 100 points.
The paper must be at least 1400 words.
The paper must be proofread !! Over 30% plagiarism will result in an F IN THE COURSE The following are general ideas for organizing your paper:
1. Introduction (10 pts.) First identify the name and author of the book identify the type of book and describe the overall theme of the book. The first sentence should grab the readers attention.Last sentence of the Introduction should explain goal/purpose of the paper.
2. Overview (30 pts.) Summarize the book explaining the main points.
3. Review of the book (50 pts.) This is the major section of the paper. Be sure to describe how the book affected you. Tell the reader if you liked the book or not. Be specific: Does the book leave out something it should have included? Would you recommend this book to someone else? What did you learn from the book? These are some of the questions you should consider. Remember this is your opinion I do not want you to research what anyone else has to say about the book. You may use quotes from the book but I do not want to read about what anyone else thought of the book. You do not need to go to outside sources to develop your own views. Include an explanation of how the book relates to this course identifying specific course themes that relate to your reading.
4. Conclusion (10 pts.) Present a summary of your paper and add any final thoughts.
AFTER READING YOUR PAPER THE READER SHOULD BE ABLE TO: —Know the authors name and book name. —be able to identify your thesis sentence at the end of the first paragraph. —Have a general overview of the story. —Know your thoughts on the questions listed in the review. —understand your conclusion as a brief restatement of the thesis as well as concluding and supporting information.
IF YOUR PAPER IS LESS THAN 1400 WORDS IT WILL EARN A ZERO. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROOFREAD YOUR PAPER NUMEROUS TIMES. IF YOUR PAPER CANNOT BE READ OR UNDERSTOOD IT WILL EARN A ZERO.
1. PROOFREAD AND REVISE YOUR PAPER OUT LOUD NUMEROUS TIMESHAVE ANOTHER PERSON PROOFREAD YOUR WORKUTILIZE THE WRITING CENTER TO HELP REVISE YOUR PAPER.
2. YOU MUST TURN YOUR PAPER INTO The Link within the course!!!!!!!! Failure to submit your paper into The Link within the course will result in a ZERO. DO NOT EMAIL ME YOUR PAPER.
3. If your paper is over 30% plagiarized (ACCORDING TO YOUR ORIGINALITY REPORT SUBMIT EARLY TO ENSURE THERE IS NO PLAGIARISM) you will receive a ZERO. You are allowed to submit your paper more than one time until the due date.
4. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE PAPERS! Papers can be submitted at any time before the due date.
5. Students are encouraged to submit papers early in order to avoid unexpected emergencies and unexpected problems. DO NOT OFFER EXCUSES! Computer problems are not an acceptable excuse! DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT OFFERING AN EXCUSE FOR FAILURE TO TURN IN THE PAPER ON TIME AS IT WILL BE COMPLETELY IGNORED AND DISREGARDED.
6. Avoid using informal language. This is a college paper and should be written for a college audience. Do not write this paper as if you were speaking to a classmate.
7. ABSOLUTELY NO misspelled words.
8. Begin sentences with capitals and end with proper punctuation.
9. Use punctuation correctly.
10. Use capitalization correctly.
11. Indent paragraphs.
12. Use proper noun-verb agreement.
13. Make sure sentences are complete and make sense.
14. Do not use run-on sentences nor sentence fragments/incomplete sentences.
15. Review rules on commas and semi-colons.
16. Vary the wordingavoid using words repetitiously.
17. Vary the beginning of sentencesavoid The author saidThe author didThe theme was
18. Do not begin sentences with: But So And Because
19. Do not use contractions.
20.Use quotation marks and cite all sources.
21.Minimum 1400 words
22. Put a Header on the paper with your name course # page number.