Writing Critical Book Reviews

My Criteria

My criteria for for writing a critical review. Use this link to get the idea of what I want you to include in your essay.

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Examples of Critical Book Reviews:

These examples are from a journal aimed specifically at scientists in Biology. These reviews are not geared to general audiences so the language may be hard for the general public to understand.

Two examples of book reviews from the New York Times Book Review:

I include the following two reviews because they are reviews of science-oriented books and because the NYT Book Review is a popular supplement that many people read. Thus, the style and content of these reviews are for general audiences and should give you a good idea of the level you should be writing at.
Last updated November 27, 2007
© William P. Clement 2007