11 May Its a book review on The Tennis Partner by Abraham Vergehese APA Format Introduction All good pieces of scholarly writing should have an introduct
Its a book review on The Tennis Partner by Abraham Vergehese APA Format
All good pieces of scholarly writing should have an introduction, and book reviews are no exception. Open with a general description of the topic and/or problem addressed by the work in question. Think, if possible, of a hook to draw your readers in. that hook should be about the book (and not anything else).
Summary of argument
Your review should, as concisely as possible, summarize the book’s argument. Even edited collections and textbooks will have particular features intended to make them distinctive in the proverbial marketplace of ideas. What, ultimately, is this book’s reason for being? If there is an identifiable thesis statement, you may consider quoting it directly.
About the author(s)
Some basic biographical information about the author(s) or editor(s) of the book you are reviewing is necessary. Who are they? What are they known for? What particular sorts of qualifications and expertise do they bring to the subject? How might the work you are reviewing fit into a wider research or career trajectory?
Summary of contents.
A reasonably thorough indication of the research methods used (if applicable) and of the range of substantive material covered in the book should be included.
Identify one particular area in which you think the book does well. This should, ideally, be its single greatest strength as a scholarly work. Usually this would be about the new understanding(s) that the book advances. Every book is an achievement: what type of achievement is it?
Identify one particular area in which you think the book could be improved. While this weakness might be related to something you actually believe to be incorrect, it is more likely to be something that the author omitted, or neglected to address in sufficient detail.
End your review with a concluding statement summarizing the book's significance. You should also explicitly identify a range of audiences whom you think would appreciate reading or otherwise benefit from the book.
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