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1 Prepared by Kimberly Greene

2 C LAREMONT C OLLEGES L IBRARY E LECTRONIC J OURNALS D ATABASE ~ SEARCH UNDER S UBJECT OR J OURNAL TITLE HTTP :// LIBRARIES. CLAREMONT. EDU UNDER E LECTRONIC J OURNALS T AB HTTP :// LIBRARIES. CLAREMONT. EDU I MPORTANCE OF M EMBERSHIP IN P ROFESSIONAL AND S CHOLARLY S OCIETIES ( MOST OFFER STUDENT MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS ) S UBSCRIPTION TO THE S OCIETY J OURNAL I DENTIFICATION OF G ENERAL E DITOR, J OURNAL A RTICLE E DITOR, AND R EVIEW A RTICLE E DITOR I NCLUDES L IST - SERVE AND A CCESS TO S CHOLARLY D IALOGUE AND N ETWORKING B UILDING G OODWILL AND A G OOD R EPUTATION : E NGAGING IN DISCUSSION AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE SOCIETY, SUCH AS E - MAIL RESPONSE, ON - LINE DISCOURSE, MEETINGS, AND CONFERENCES GIVES THE ASPIRING SCHOLAR THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND SUBMIT ABSTRACTS FOR REVIEWS AND ARTICLES FOR PUBLICATION A N ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EDITOR WILL BUILD CONFIDENCE AND GIVE YOUR WORK THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES U NKNOWN AUTHORS ARE RARELY GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUBLISH PRIOR TO GETTING A P H D

3 T ARGET PROVOCATIVE SUBJECTS AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS & METHODS IN RESEARCH R ESEARCH THE CURRENCY OF NEW PUBLICATIONS THROUGH THE MOST RESPECTED S CHOLARLY PUBLISHING HOUSES ~ S EARCH FOR NEW RELEASES AND CHECK THE PRESS RELEASES OF 2009 S EARCH YOUR DISCIPLINE S MOST INFLUENTIAL JOURNALS FOR BOOK REVIEWS, NOT YET REVIEWED BY YOUR SOCIETY S JOURNAL OR NEWSLETTER U SE ON - LINE DATABASES FOR ACCESS TO E UROPEAN NEW RELEASES OR PUBLICATIONS NOT REVIEWED IN THE A MERICAN JOURNALS, FOR EXAMPLE OASPA, O PEN A CCESS S CHOLARLY P UBLISHERS A SSOCIATION : HTTP :// WWW. OASPA. ORG HTTP :// WWW. OASPA. ORG S EARCH THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITIES IN YOUR DISCIPLINE FOR NEW PUBLICATIONS FOR 2010 S UBSCRIBE TO THE PRESTIGIOUS PUBLISHING HOUSES CATALOGS, WHICH LIST UP - COMING PUBLICATIONS FOR 2010 Publishing House ExamplesDisciplines Oxford University Press Agriculture thru Sociology Cambridge University Press Astronomy & Astrophysics thru Medicine

4 T HE CRITICAL BOOK REVIEW SUMMARIZES THE CONTENT OF THE BOOK, EVALUATING ITS VALIDITY AND CURRENCY TO THE DISCIPLINE THROUGH EXPLANATION, INTERPRETATION, AND ANALYSIS T HE G ENERAL A PPRAISAL : A SCERTAIN THE MAIN ASSERTION OF THE PUBLICATION I DENTIFY AND ANALYZE THE FINDINGS OR ARGUMENTS OF THE PUBLICATION D EFINE THE CRITERIA, FROM WHICH YOU WILL EVALUATE THE PUBLICATION A SSESS THE VALUE / SUCCESS OF THE PUBLICATION, BASED ON YOUR SELECTED CRITERIA

5 E STABLISHING THE AUTHOR S AUTHORITY : T HIS INCLUDES THE AUTHOR S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, HIS / HER INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION OR EMPLOYER, PRIOR WRITINGS, AND HIS POSITION AND REPUTATION IN HIS DISCIPLINE OR FIELD D ATE OF P UBLICATION : E STABLISH THE CURRENCY OF THE TEXT AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DATE TO YOUR TOPIC E DITION OR A R EVISED T EXT : A DDITIONAL EDITIONS OF TEXTS MAY REFLECT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE DISCIPLINE OR THAT THE SOURCE IS CONSIDERED AN IMPORTANT SOURCE P UBLISHER : T HE PUBLISHER MAY REFLECT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AUTHOR AND THE TEXT. I N ADDITION, IT ESTABLISHES CREDIBILITY WITH THE READER. FOR EXAMPLE, O XFORD U NIVERSITY P RESS HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST REPUTATIONS IN THE ACADEMIC ARENA E STABLISH WHETHER OR NOT THE PUBLISHER HAS HIGH CREDIBILITY IN ITS FIELD OR IN A DISCIPLINE C ONTENT : E XAMINE THE PREFACE, THE TABLE OF CONTENTS, THE INDEX, AND ASCERTAIN THE METHODOLOGY OF THE TEXT S ORGANIZATION. N OTE ANY USEFUL INFORMATION IN THE TEXT, SUCH AS CHARTS, TABLES, ETC. D ETERMINE THE SELECTED AUDIENCE OF THE TEXT D ETERMINE IF THE TEXT REFLECTS A BIAS OR SEEMS FACTUAL AND IMPARTIAL D ETERMINE WHETHER THE INFORMATION IS WELL - RESEARCHED AND SUPPORTED BY EVIDENCE D ETERMINE THE AUTHOR S PERSPECTIVE D ETERMINE WHETHER THE AUTHOR S STANCE OF THE SUBJECT CONTRADICTS WITH THE LITERATURE AVAILABLE ON THE SUBJECT C OVERAGE : D ETERMINE WHETHER THE TEXT SUPPORTS OTHER TEXTS OR PRESENTS NEW INFORMATION

6 D ESCRIBE THE SUBJECT AND RELEVANCE OF THE TEXT TO THE DISCIPLINE AND THE AUTHOR S CREDENTIALS OR AUTHORITY IN THE DISCIPLINE I NCLUDE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK S FORMAT AND CONTENT D ESCRIBES THE SPECIFICITY OF THE WORK IN RELATION TO THE DISCIPLINE W HEN APPROPRIATE, IDENTIFY THE AUTHOR S METHODOLOGY OR APPROACH TO THE MATERIAL I DENTIFY ANY THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK, THE CURRENCY OF THE AUTHOR S ARGUMENT ( S ), EVIDENCED ADDRESSED, AND ANY CONCLUSION STATED BY THE AUTHOR, WHEN APPROPRIATE P ROVIDE EVIDENCE THAT ESTABLISHES THE AUTHOR S AUTHORITY IN THE FIELD OR DISCIPLINE I NDICATE THE INTENDED AUDIENCE, IF APPROPRIATE M ENTION THE PERSPECTIVE, ANY BIAS, OR MISCONCEPTIONS OF THE AUTHOR, AS WELL AS ANY LACK OF EVIDENCE D ISCUSS THE MOST INTERESTING, SIGNIFICANT, OR NEW INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THE PUBLICATION I NCLUDE ANY SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONS TO THE TEXT, SUCH AS APPENDICES, CHARTS, TABLES OR AN ESPECIALLY SIGNIFICANT BIBLIOGRAPHY P ROVIDE PERSONAL APPRAISAL OF THE SOURCE (E VALUATIVE AND C RITICAL )

7 D EMONSTRATE THAT YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD THE CENTRAL ARGUMENT, THE PROVIDED EVIDENCE, AND THE RESULTS OR THE DISCUSSION OF THE PUBLICATION C OMMENT ON THE VALUE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TEXT IN RELATION TO YOUR OWN RESEARCH, THESIS, SUB - ARGUMENTS OR EVIDENCE, AND CONCLUSION I NDICATE ANY BIAS OR THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE AUTHOR AND IF YOU FEELS IT AFFECTS THE RELEVANCE OF THE TEXT TO YOUR DISCIPLINE M AY COMPARE SOURCE TO OTHER RESEARCH IN THE DISCIPLINE C OMMENT ON THE VIABILITY OF THE SOURCE TO YOUR DISCIPLINE OR OTHER ISSUES CONCERNING THIS TOPIC

8 T HE H EADING : MAY INCLUDE T ITLE OF P UBLICATION, A UTHOR, P UBLISHER, P LACE OF P UBLICATION, D ATE OF P UBLICATION, ISBN, P RICE I NTRODUCTION : P OSITION OF EMPHASIS, SETTING THE TONE OF THE BOOK REVIEW AN IDENTIFICATION OF THE BOOK BY AUTHOR AND TITLE, EVEN THOUGH ALREADY STATED IN THE HEADING. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION - NOT A SUMMARY - OF THE BOOK S CONTENTS NOTIFICATION OF THE BOOK S GENRE A STATEMENT OF THE AUTHOR ' S PURPOSE OR AUDIENCE A STATEMENT ABOUT THE TOPICALITY OF THE WORK OR ITS SIGNIFICANCE A COMPARISON OF THE WORK TO OTHERS BY THE SAME AUTHOR OR WITHIN THE SAME DISCIPLINE AN ASSESSMENT OF THE AUTHOR S AUTHORITY / BIASES A COMMENT OF YOUR RESPONSE AND EVALUATION OF THE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE PUBLICATION

9 (T HE LENGTH OF THE MAIN BODY IS GENERALLY APPROXIMATELY 80% OF YOUR TOTAL WORD COUNT ). T HE MAIN BODY OF THE REVIEW SHOULD LOGICALLY DEVELOP YOUR CENTRAL ASSERTION AS ORGANIZED BY YOUR PREPARATION AND NOTES. T HE AIM OF YOUR MAIN BODY SHOULD BE TOWARD LOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR ASSERTION AND SHOULD INCLUDE : B ACKGROUND INFORMATION : INCORPORATE THIS INTO THE EARLIER STAGES OF YOUR REVIEW TO HELP PLACE THE PUBLICATION IN CONTEXT AND, IF NECESSARY, FURTHER DISCUSS THE CRITERIA FOR JUDGING THE PUBLICATION. S UMMARY : SPEND SOME TIME SUMMARIZING THE MAIN POINTS OF THE BOOK, INCLUDING QUOTES AND PARAPHRASING KEY PHRASES FROM THE AUTHOR. Q UOTED MATERIAL SHOULD BE PUT IN QUOTATION MARKS AND PROPERLY FOOTNOTED OR REFERENCED. M ENTION IMPORTANT OR SIGNIFICANT SECTIONS IN THE PUBLICATION OR NEW INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PUBLICATION. C RITIQUE (E VALUATION ) : DISCUSS WHAT YOU AGREE AND DISAGREE WITH REGARDING THE AUTHOR S MAIN ARGUMENTS OR PRESENTED EVIDENCE. F OCUS ON YOUR RESPONSE TO THE PUBLICATION AS WELL AS THE SIGNIFICANCE OR RELEVANCE TO THE DISCIPLINE, TO THE VIABILITY OF THE RESEARCH OR AS TO THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY

10 L IKE OTHER ESSAYS, BOOK REVIEWS USUALLY END WITH A CONCLUSION WHICH TIES TOGETHER ISSUES RAISED IN THE REVIEW AND PROVIDES A CONCISE COMMENT ON THE BOOK. T HIS PARAGRAPH MAY SUM UP OR RESTATE YOUR MAIN POINTS AND EVALUATION OR MAY MAKE THE FINAL JUDGMENT REGARDING THE BOOK. N O NEW INFORMATION OR IDEAS SHOULD BE INTRODUCED IN THE CONCLUSION.

11 T O BE CONSIDERED A SCHOLARLY PUBLICATION, AND THUS PART OF THE SCHOLARLY DIALOGUE, YOUR BOOK REVIEW, ARTICLE, BOOK OR ESSAY MUST SATISFY THESE FOUR CRITERIA : 1. I T MUST PRESENT NEW INSIGHT 2. I T MUST BOTH BUILD ON EXISTING INSIGHT AND BE USABLE FOR FUTURE RESEARCH IN SOME WAY 3. I T MUST BE ACCESSIBLE TO OTHER SCHOLARS, I. E. NEEDS TO BE PUBLISHED IN A JOURNAL, BOOK OR WEBSITE 4. I T MUST BE SUBJECT TO A PEER REVIEW THE JOURNAL OR PRESS IS RECOGNIZED AS SCHOLARLY REVIEW EDITOR OR GENERAL EDITOR SENDS THE ARTICLES TO OTHER SCHOLARS FOR REVIEW, PRIOR TO PUBLICATION

12 W RITING S TYLE (S CHOLARLY & A CADEMIC S TANDARD ) T HIRD PERSON SINGULAR U SE LANGUAGE CONSISTENT WITH YOUR DISCIPLINE U SE CONCISE AND SPECIFIC LANGUAGE, DEVOID OF REDUNDANCY AND POPULAR LANGUAGE R EVIEWS SHOULD CONFORM TO THE SAME TENSE AND LANGUAGE V ERIFY THE USUAL WORD COUNT OF A REVIEW IN YOUR DISCIPLINE AND USE THAT AS A GUIDELINE FOR THE REVIEW A LLOW TIME TO ELAPSE FROM WHEN YOU WRITE THE REVIEW TO WHEN YOU REVISE THE REVIEW C HECK THE FORMATTING OF THE REVIEW AGAINST THE FORMATTING THAT THE P UBLISHING H OUSE USES MATCH THIS STYLE AND FORMATTING R EAD YOUR PAPER ALOUD TO CHECK FOR COHESION AND ERRORS D O NOT HESITATE TO RE - ORGANIZE OR MAKE MAJOR REVISIONS OF YOUR DRAFT L OOK FOR A LOGICAL FLOW BETWEEN YOUR ASSERTION AND EVALUATION A VOID REDUNDANCY V ERIFY QUOTATIONS AND FORMATTING OF YOUR REFERENCES B ENEFIT FROM PEER - EDITING OR SUBMIT YOUR REVIEW TO THE W RITING C ENTER PRIOR TO SUBMISSION

13 A BBREVIATIONS C APITALIZATION F OREIGN T ERMS L ISTS U NITS OF M EASUREMENT C URRENCY D ATES AND T IME Q UOTATIONS P UNCTUATION S PELLING G ENDER N EUTRALITY N UMBERS AND S YMBOLS D OCUMENTATION S YSTEM : CMS, MLA, APA, H ARVARD APA, ETC. R EFERENCES F ORMAT M ARGINS, F ONT S TYLE & S IZE C APITALIZATION, U SE OF I TALICS & B OLD FACE P AGE L AYOUT : C OLUMNS F ORMAT OF THE R EVIEW

14 W HAT ARE THE WORD LIMITS FOR THE REVIEW ITSELF OR FOR THE ABSTRACT PRIOR TO SUBMISSION ? I S A PARTICULAR STYLE GUIDE OR DICTIONARY SPECIFIED ? W HAT IS THE POLICY ON FOOTNOTES OR ENDNOTES ? W HAT DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM IS USED ? H ARDCOPY OR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION ? I F HARDCOPY, HOW MANY COPIES SHOULD YOU PROVIDE ? W HAT SIZE PAPER (A4 OR 8.5 X 11)? M ARGINS ? W HAT SHOULD THE TITLE INCLUDE ? W HERE DOES THE BOOK INFORMATION APPEAR ? I S A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE REVIEWER NECESSARY ?

15 References for Book Reviews References Consulted with a Similar Methodology Coutts, Henry. A Concise Guide to Writing a Critical Book Review. University of Alberta Libraries. September, library.ualberta.ca. Los Angeles Valley College Library. How to Write a Book Review. November, Nygaard, Lynn P. Writing for Scholars: A Practical Guide to Making Sense and Being Heard. Sissel Tjernstad: Universitetsforlaget, American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5 ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, Carlson, Laurie. Annotated Bibliography. University of Kansas. 6 April Engle, Michael, Amy Blumenthal, and Tony Cosgrave. How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography. 20 November Cornell University Libraries. Gibaldi, Joseph, ed. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 5 ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, Purdue University. How to Write an Annotated Bibliography The Owl at Purdue. University of Chicago. Chicago Manual of Style. 15 ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, University of Newfoundland. How to Write Annotated Bibliographies. Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries. 8 April University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Annotated Bibliographies. The Writing Center. Victoria University of Wellington. How to Write an Annotated Bibliography. 5 December

16 T HE H EADING & P UBLISHING I NFORMATION : U SE THE MODEL OF YOUR PUBLISHING HOUSE OR THE H OUSE S TYLE OF YOUR SCHOLARLY JOURNAL CONSULT MODELS T HE INTRODUCTION TO THE REVIEW NEEDS TO GRAB YOUR READER, PRESENT A PROVOCATIVE ISSUE THAT THE AUTHOR ADDRESSES, ESTABLISH THE AUTHORITY AND CREDENTIALS OF THE AUTHOR, AND PROVIDE THE CONTEXT OF THE PUBLICATION BEING REVIEWED

17 I NTRODUCTION C ONTINUED : I NTRODUCE THE PUBLICATION, WHILE CONTINUING TO POSITION THE AUTHOR WITHIN THE DISCIPLINE AND STATE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WORK TO EXISTING SCHOLARSHIP B ODY : S TATE THE SUBJECT AND THE AUTHOR S PERSPECTIVE OR ARGUMENT REGARDING THE SUBJECT

18 B ODY : I NFORM YOUR READER CONCERNING THE ORGANIZATION OF THE MATERIAL, MENTIONING ANY IMPORTANT OR INTERESTING MATERIAL D EPENDING ON THE SUBJECT AND PUBLISHING RESTRICTIONS, I. E. WORD LIMITATIONS, ETC., ARRANGE THE REVIEW BY CHAPTER OR SELECT THE MOST RELEVANT MATERIAL FOR AN IN - DEPTH DISCUSSION, WITH COMMENTARY REGARDING ANY BIAS OR NEW DEVELOPMENTS I NCLUDE AN EVALUATION OF THE MATERIAL PRESENTED

19 S UMMARIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AUTHOR S PUBLICATION AND ITS RELEVANCE TO THE DISCIPLINE I NFORM THE READER WHICH SCHOLARS MIGHT FIND THE WORK MOST USEFUL C ONCLUDING WITH THOUGHT - PROVOKING COMMENTS OR OBSERVATIONS REMAINS IDEAL (T HE LATTER, NOT INCLUDED IN THIS EXAMPLE )


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