SAMPLE GUIDELINES FOR CRITICAL BOOK REVIEW
book review - a critical review of a book (usually a recently published book) notice - a short critical review; 'the play received good notices' rave - an extravagantly enthusiastic review; 'he gave it a rave'
An analytic or critical review of a book or article is not primarily a summary; rather, it comments on and evaluates the work in the light of specific issues and theoretical concerns in a course. (To help sharpen your analytical reading skills, see our file on .) The literature review puts together a set of such commentaries to map out the current range of positions on a topic; then the writer can define his or her own position in the rest of the paper. Keep questions like these in mind as you read, make notes, and write the review