Critical Review

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

REQUIREMENTS: POSSIBLE ACTUAL
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  
TOTAL 80