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Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Review

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What is typically included in the body of a book review?

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1. Why is it important for a professional book review to have a thesis in the introductory paragraph?

2. When analyzing a book review, what are two questions we should be asking ourselves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Typically written by experts in a field, reviews present opinions according a format meant to underscore their credibility. This lesson uses the example of a book review to analyze the components and qualities of a professional review.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on analyzing reviews, you'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • The purpose of a thesis statement
  • Guidelines for assessing a review
  • The role of a synopsis in a book review
  • Elements in the body of a book review

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about the structure and elements of reviews
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read a guide to analyzing reviews and understand the main points
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain how opinions are supported in a review

Additional Learning

The lesson, Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Review, provides an overview and assessment guideline that will help you with the following goals:

  • List the types of information used to support the opinions expressed in a review
  • Describe how citing both positive and negative elements of a subject bolsters a review's credibility
  • Explain how a thesis statement is used to analyze a review
  • Understand the scope and value of professional reviews
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