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Title: Tips on Choosing a Good Book and Writing a Review


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Tips on Choosing a Good Book and Writing a Review
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Need suggestions on how to choose a good book?
You will have to write a review of a book you
have read.
The following two-part slide show will offer
suggestions.
Part Two Tips on Writing Good Book Reviews
Part One Suggestions for Choosing a Good Book
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PART ONE CHOOSING A GOOD BOOK
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Think about the books you have read in the past.
Think of one you especially enjoyed.
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Decide what kind of book it was.
Mystery
Realistic Fiction
Nonfiction
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Other
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Search for other books that fit in the category
you like.
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If you have a favorite author, search for other
books by this author.
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Do you have access to the Internet?
If so, there are lots of great sites that provide
book reviews. Search the World Wide Web to find
these sites and read on-line book reviews. You
many find a book that is of interest to you using
this method.
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Still need help?
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Ask a friend for a suggestion.
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Ask your teacher for help.
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Ask the librarian for advice.
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Once you have found a good book, it is time to
relax. Read and enjoy the wonderful adventure
that awaits you!
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PART TWO WRITING A BOOK REVIEW
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You have completed reading your novel. The next
step is to write a review of the novel you read.
Some tips to keep in mind when writing your
review follow.
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Don't put off writing your review!
If you put off writing it,
you will forget
what your book was about.
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Make some notes about the book you read.
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR NOTES.
Title of book
Conclusion
Your recommendation
Plot
Author
Main Characters
Setting
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PLAN YOUR PAPER
Arrange your notes in the order in which you will
write your paragraphs.
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SUGGESTED PLAN
  • The first paragraph should be the introductory
    paragraph. It should include the Title of the
    Book, Authors Name, Setting, and the Main
    Characters.
  • The body of the review should consist of two or
    three paragraphs briefly explaining what the
    novel was about. The body should be between the
    introductory paragraph and the concluding
    paragraph.
  • The last paragraph should be the concluding
    paragraph. It should include your opinion of the
    book, as well as your recommendation to others.

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FIRST DRAFT
Now you are ready to write your first draft.
Remember, this is a draft. This is your working
paper and is not expected to be perfect. You
will write the draft, and then make any necessary
changes to it before submitting it as your end
product.
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REVISE FIRST DRAFT
Once you have finished your first draft, it is
time to make revisions. This is very important!
Follow these suggestions.
  • Try reading your paper out loud to see if it
    makes sense.
  • Did you include the necessary information?
  • Does the paper flow smoothly in a sequential
    order?
  • Did you vary your sentence length? Did you use
    different sentence beginnings? Did you use
    appropriate vocabulary?
  • If you need to add anything to make it better,
    now is the time to do that. Also, take out, or
    delete, anything that needs to be taken out.

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PROOFREAD AND EDIT
After you have completed revising your paper, now
is the time to proofread and edit your paper.
Ask yourself the following questions
  • Did I use correct grammar throughout my paper?
  • Are all my sentences capitalized correctly, and
    have I used correct punctuation throughout my
    paper?
  • Do I have any fragments or run-on sentences?
  • Are all my words spelled correctly?

Use a dictionary, or thesaurus, to help you with
this step!
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IMPORTANT TIP
Remember, your assignment is writing a book
review. Be sure to check to see that you have
capitalized and punctuated the Title of the Book,
Authors name, and the Characters names correctly
in your introductory paragraph.
  • EXAMPLE
  • Mr. Poppers Penguins by Richard Atwater
  • The main characters in the novel were Mr. and
    Mrs. Popper, Janie, Bill, Captain Drake, and the
    penguins.

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FINAL COPY
If you have followed all the steps, you are now
ready to write your final copy. The final copy
is supposed to be the polished piece! It should
have no errors, as this is the copy you submit
for all to read.
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SUBMIT YOUR FINISHED PRODUCT
You are now ready to turn in your final copy.
Follow the guidelines I have given you. Type your
book review and print out one copy for me.
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SUMMARY
The purpose of this two-part slide show is to
provide suggestions for choosing a good novel,
and to provide suggestions for writing a book
review. The suggested steps for writing a book
review can be adapted to fit any writing
assignment. The last slide of this presentation
will provide a basic list of the writing process
steps to be followed in any writing assignment.
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WRITING PROCESS
  • Determine the reason, or purpose, for writing.
  • Jot down notes and develop a basic outline of
    your ideas.
  • Write your first draft. Be sure to begin the
    draft with an introductory paragraph to let your
    readers know what the paper is going to be about.
  • Be sure to end your paper. Dont just stop.
    This is the conclusion part of your paper.
  • Revise your draft. Be sure to add in or take
    out whatever is necessary to make your paper flow
    smoothly and make sense.
  • Proofread and edit your draft. Use a
    dictionary or thesaurus.
  • Write your final copy.
  • Recheck final copy to be sure it is correct.
  • Turn in your finished product in the form
    requested by the teacher.

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Happy Writing!
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