You've finished your book. You've collected some of your thoughts about how you liked it and what you learned from it. It's time to write a brief review suitable for posting to a book review site like Goodreads or Amazon. The review must be no shorter than 200 words and no longer than 1000. Here a link to a website that describes how to write a good review of a non-fiction book. It lists three items every good review should have:
- First, a review gives the reader a concise summary of the content. This includes a relevant description of the topic as well as its overall perspective, argument, or purpose.
- Second, and more importantly, a review offers a critical assessment of the content. This involves your reactions to the work under review: what strikes you as noteworthy, whether or not it was effective or persuasive, and how it enhanced your understanding of the issues at hand.
- Finally, in addition to analyzing the work, a review often suggests whether or not the audience would appreciate it.