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A.P. Book Report Tips and Reminders
Author & Publication Date Do an author or book search on-line. Check more than one site to verify accuracy. READ about the author. READ about historical events of the time.
Characters Describe each using both physical traits and mental characteristics. Consider a notable quote. Include more details for major characters than minor ones.
Plot Summary Include SPECIFIC details. Aim for 300-500 words. Involve all of the characters from your list.
Settings Provide a PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION of the place. Include details of significant events occurring there.
Imagery Find examples of vivid word-pictures. Quote the text from the novel. Explain the significance of this description.
Symbols Find objects or people who represent a larger idea in the novel than themselves. A true symbol should appear more than once. Describe and justify.
Themes Describe the author’s message. Ask, “What is this REALLY ABOUT?” Explain how the author constructs/ achieves this message.
Significance of Title Ask yourself, “Why did the author choose this title?” Discuss what makes the title appropriate/ catchy/appealing. Analyze the author’s choice.
Other Literary Devices Use this section to include devices NOT ALREADY described. Great devices to include: foreshadowing, irony, foil pair, tone, dialogue/dialect (as these apply).