ERIC Number: ED273993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Tips for the Practitioner on Writing Book Reviews. Techniques.
Brockett, Ralph G.
Lifelong Learning, v8 n5 insert Feb 1985
As vital tools for adult education practitioners, reviews of books about practice should contain an appropriate balance between description and analysis. The following nine tips may be helpful when writing such a book review: (1) read the book carefully; (2) examine other reviews that have appeared in various publications to gauge the structure desired and target audiences addressed; (3) while reviewing a book, avoid reading other reviews of the same book; (4) describe the book's content sufficiently; (5) address the book's strengths and weaknesses; (6) look for writing style, organization, purpose, and substance; (7) give an overall assessment; (8) revise the review; and (9) be fair and thoughtful.(JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Washington, DC.