Lists the book's title, author, publisher, number of pages, and publisher's price (usually listed on the back of the book).
Organization __/13 points
The review's organization makes sense and aids the reader’s understanding of the content. The book review is divided into multiple paragraphs that summarize each main idea and give supporting evidence. Transitions between ideas are smooth, so that each sentence flows into the next.
Summary __/15 points
Informs the reader about the main ideas of the book and its organization. Gives the reader a feel for whether this book might interest them.
Author's Purpose __/14 points
Gives the author's background and viewpoint on the topic. Is the author qualified to write the book? Why did the author choose to write about this topic? What was the main point (or points) that the author was trying to get across? What audience is the author writing for?
Critical Evaluation __/16 points
Did you trust that the author was presenting accurate information? Was the information presented thoroughly, or were important details left out? Was it easy to understand? Did the author convince you of their views, or were there things you were skeptical about? What was your overall opinion of the book, and would you recommend it to others?
Formatting and Citations __/12 points