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Writing Extra Credit Book Reviews

Extra Credit Book Review Questions Answered on this Page:
1. What is a Book Review?
2. What Are Other Forms of Review Writing?
3. How Often Do I Need to Write a Book Review in English Class?
4. Where Can I Get Help Writing My Book Review?
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1. What is a Book Review?

In short, a book review is a written work that summarizes the plot of a book without revealing too much, and then discusses non-plot aspects of the book, such as themes. A book review is an almost even mix of plot summary and commentary (opinion and analysis) of the writing.

2. What Are Other Forms of Review Writing?
Other forms of review writing you're probably already familiar with include music and movie reviews. Below are a few web sites to get you thinking about review writing:

MUSIC — Rolling Stone Reviews
MOVIES — Rotten Tomatoes
PRODUCTS — See reviews for gadgets and gizmos you own at Amazon.com

3. How Often Do I Need to Write a Book Review in English Class?
If you elect to write an extra credit book review, you'll need to complete both the reading of the book, and the writing of the review by the end of the marking period for which you'd like to earn credit.

4. Where Can I Get Help Writing My Book Review?top
Everyone will have the chance to study book review writing in class, but if you need more help writing your book review, you can refer to these resources:

Write A Book Review with Rodman Philbrick
FindMeABook.com, is also a great place to look at examples of book reviews.
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