Critical reviews are a specific form of writing and an essential tool in the field of history. Rather than summarizing a secondary work, as in a book report, a review evaluates the content, style, and context of the work with careful analysis in a short critical essay. Its basic components include (1) a clear theme or argument, (2) a very short profile or synopsis of the book, and (3) a logically organized critical assessment of the strengths, weaknesses, and context of the work. Using one of your secondary sources, write a critical review of 500-750 words. I have attached the secondary source to use for the critical review.
HIS-450 Critical Review Scoring Guide
|Critical Review includes a clear theme or argument.||25|
|Critical Review includes a brief profile or synopsis of the book.||25|
|Critical Review includes an organized critical assessment of the strengths, weaknesses, and context of the work.||25|
|Critical Review follows APA style guidelines||5|