Please note this is for a course I’m taking a course called Globalization. So, you need to focus on the issues related to globalization like the flow of people, object, places, information, and ideas. As the world is becoming small village people call it like Thomas Freidman” The world is flat however, Smick finds that the world is curved. You need to focuses on the thesis. You must go through the instructions below from the Professor, as these are the things she will be looking at. I’m speaking English as a 3rd language so please use a simple language, as it won’t be clear that I had someone wrote it for me.
Remember this is a globalization course. You need to look in your review at things related to the globalization.
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Part 1 must include:
– A brief presentation of the book that will be reviewed as well as an explanation of the selection
– A content-based thesis statement that will define the focus of the review.
– A detailed and content-based sentence outline with in-text citations/footnotes for the actual
– An alphabetically organized and correctly formatted reference list.
In order to obtain useful feedback and a passing grade, part 1 should be as complete, comprehensive, and carefully developed as possible.
What is a book review?
As reviewer, you are mediating between a book and a person who has not read this book. Your challenge is to provide the reader with the information that enables him/her to decide whether or not to read the book. This implies that you need to communicate both (i) the content of the book and (ii) the quality of the argument(s)/analyses that are presented.
A good book review is critical. However, critical does not imply that it is negative. Rather, it means that the reviewer has reflected carefully and analytically on the book and presents a fair assessment of its qualities and potential shortcomings. Remember that any criticisms must be supported by evidence and a logical argument.
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Your first challenge is to choose a book for review. Take the time to browse a couple of different books in order to make an informed choice. Choose a book on a subject you find interesting otherwise it will be difficult for you to remain engaged and, because you will be working on this for several weeks, this is crucial.
When you have selected the book you want to review, read and re-read the introduction and conclusion with a view to developing a detailed understanding of the author”s thesis (central argument(s)). There may be more than one argument in a book; often there are one or two main theses supported by subsidiary arguments. Make notes as you are doing this. A good understanding of the central topic and the thesis will allow you to read the actual book as an active reader, i.e. a reader who asks questions to the text and maintains a sharp focus with a view to identifying important parts of the analysis and assessing its quality.
As you subsequently read the book from beginning to end, make notes and relate each chapter to the thesis. Try to outline how the author constructs the central argument and consider if this structure results in an effective and coherent argument that is supported by convincing evidence. Consider both what the author includes and excludes (in order to determine this, you will need to compare the content of the book you are reviewing to the accounts presented in our textbook and, if you are ambitious, to a couple of other books on the subject). If you are ambitious, you should allow plenty of time and be prepared to read/consult other books than the one you are reviewing while, nevertheless, maintaining a sharp focus on the book you are reviewing. I recommend that you write a first draft of your review before consulting other books and/or published reviews of the book. If you explore other books/articles/reviews before drafting your own summary of and initial reactions to the book you are reviewing, it may be difficult to maintain the desired independence in your text.
During the reading, you will encounter concepts and references to both people and events that you are not familiar with. When this happens, take the time to find the knowledge you need to understand why these concepts, people or events are mentioned in the text. Make use of a good dictionary (perhaps even a discipline-specific dictionary) and a reliable encyclopedia, e.g. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition (available via the AUS Library webpage). You can also use the index in our textbook to see if there may be a helpful introduction to a concept, event or person there. If one continues reading without a thorough understanding of the text, other misunderstandings are likely to occur and, as a result, one has to re-read large parts of the book again in order to write the review.
Please use Internet sources for this assignment with utmost care. As indicated below, the quality of the sources you use will be considered in the assessment of the review. And, as with all academic texts, the review, as well as the sentence outline, must of course contain appropriate in-text citations or footnotes, including page number. In order to develop the citations/footnotes, it is crucial to keep track of the different sources you consult throughout the process.
There is no single correct structure of a book review, but the following outline is often found in published reviews:
– A concise introduction that presents the author, title, thesis/theses and conclusion(s) of the book, as well as the thesis of your review
– A clear and concise summary of the book
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A systematic, analytical, and critical discussion of selected points. As a reviewer, you must determine which parts of the book are most important and concentrate on these (the importance of a point is best assessed in relation to the overall thesis/theses of the book). It is in this part of the review that you should include references to our textbook and to other books/articles in order to emphasize how the argument(s) of the book relate to other publications on the subject. If you are reviewing a book that was published several years ago, you should consider how scholarship on the topic has evolved since its publication.
Word limit: Your review must be at least 1,700 words and cannot exceed 2,000 words.
A brief conclusion in which you refer back to the thesis statement for the review.
When writing, past events should be presented in the past tense, but when describing what an author argues/writes, this is done in the present tense (e.g. Ritzer and Dean argue that globalization is a reality). Make an effort to write in the active tense rather than the passive and be as specific as possible.
Quote very sparingly (I want to see evidence of independent thought and read your writing). When/if quoting from the book under review, simply place the page number you are referring to in parentheses following the quote but before the period (173). If quoting from another source, please use a footnote or APA citation format with page numbers.
Remember: if you use the wording of others without using quotation marks and providing a reference, it constitutes plagiarism. Similarly, using an idea or observation that has been developed/published by somebody else without providing a reference also constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism will be treated according to AUS Academic Integrity Code. Please see the syllabus and the AUS Undergraduate Catalog for details.
The earlier you begin working on the assignment the better. If you leave it until a few days before the deadline, the quality of the paper will suffer and so will your grade.
In the assessment of the reviews, I will pay particular attention to the following: (i) ability to identify the thesis and key arguments in the book under review; (ii) ability to develop a content-based thesis statement that defines a clear focus for your review; (iii) critical reflections on the use of evidence in the book; (iv) abili