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Do you like book reading? Don’t tell me you hate it!
Oh! You like book reading… that’s great, because you got a plus point. But those of you who do not like it, there is nothing to be scared of… You can learn the art, as well as master it, in quite a short time. Book report writing and book reviews are almost an essential part of the academics, and I can feel you reading those thick and heavy books, which do not even seem interesting. I can understand why writing a book report seems like a dreadful task. But I think that's your thinking and attitude which makes the book hard to digest.
Try to get a little deeper in the concept and theme of the book, and I am sure you'll enjoy reading.
That's how I got started, and now I love reading… and writing a book report makes me even more excited. Still, if you do not like book reading, I am afraid you’ll have to read one to write a book report. So, try to maintain a positive attitude and do not let your mind tell you that you are not doing it out of your free will. Well, that's another secret of getting started on your path… Now let's move towards exploring the tips which can help you master the art of book report writing in a short time.
The most important point before writing a book report is to become aware of that book, which I guess cannot be done without reading it. So, make an effort to read the book with a positive attitude. Try to explore the world mentioned in the book, and you'll develop the urge of reading more and more. On the other hand, if you have already read that book, just don’t rely on that and start reading it again. An interesting thing about books, which I like the most, is that they reveal a new side, perspective, and the world every time you read them. Moreover, reading the book again is also very important to refresh your ideas and information.
Things to consider while reading the book are:
When you start reading, try to make sure that you are free and you would not have to leave your book to get the pending tasks done. For example, make the important calls, if you have to, in order to ensure that you’ll not be disturbed. Moreover, keep the snacks with you, if you like to eat while reading. Keep your water bottle, or coffee or tea, whatever you like, by your side.
When you start reading some book, irrespective of the fact that it is for the purpose of writing book report or not, try to explore the author. Search information about the life and ideology of the author. It would greatly help you to understand the book, as you'll be able to relate it to the author.
Another important thing in this regard is that keep your pen and notes with you. Try to take jotted notes while reading the book. For example, note down the important dates, or the point of entry of important characters. Take account of the change in tone of the author and also try to include the details about the personality of the characters.
By the time, you complete reading the book, you’ll have the jotted notes with you. These jotted notes can actually help you in developing an effective outline. The jotted notes would guide you that how the book or the story started… How were the characters introduced? How did the author emphasize the era mentioned in the book? What was the unique or interesting thing about the characters or book? So, try to identify the important points, mentioned in the book and develop an outline of the report.
The introduction is actually the face of any writing piece. So, it is very important to make it catchy, attractive and attention-grabbing. Moreover, it should be authentic and realistic also. The very first thing which should be included in the introductory passage of the book report is the complete name of the book, along with its author. In addition to it, you can also mention the year in which the book was published… and the total number of the pages of that book... You can also include a brief plot summary as well. Further, you can construct your introduction by including the following information.
You can include the details about the setting of the book, in the introduction section. For example, the plot of the book is set in the struggling era of the Second World War.
You can also include the information about the main characters of the book in the introduction. For examples, in the case of fiction book, you can mention the details that the story revolves around two brothers, who got separated from each other during the war, due to change in their ideologies.
An important thing which can be included in the introduction is the purpose of the book. Try to explain the motive of the author behind writing the book, while presenting it in an interesting manner. For example, the author attempted to explore the social and economic change that took place in the twentieth century.
After writing the introduction, the next step in writing the book reportis to develop the body paragraphs. This is actually a tactical and crucial part of the writing assignment. To start the writing process, you can include a short summary of the book in the first body paragraph. Then, in the second body paragraph, you can give some example from the book, in order to stress the writing style of the author or present the details about the discussion of the book. In the third body paragraph, you can add some quotes from the book, to provide the authenticity to the readers. In addition to it, adding the quotes is also important from the perspective of strengthening your claims with the help of the words of the author. An important thing to consider in this regard is to include the proper citation of the quotes, in the paper, in order to avoid the implications of taking credit for someone else's work.
An important thing to consider in this regard is to include the proper citation of the quotes, in the paper, in order to avoid the implications of taking credit for someone else's work.
So, including the proper citations and references in the book reports, as well as in any other writing piece is a very important task. Moreover, while writing body paragraphs of the book reports, you better be careful about...
Including short summary in the book reports is necessary.
However, it should not reveal the details about the story.
Students should be careful about not revealing the resolution of the story or the book, in their writing flow… or excitement of finally being able to write an impressive book report.
Most of the times, students confuse the difference of book report and book review, which is another crucial matter.
Book reviews are meant for sharing a personal opinion about the book.
In the case of book reports, the students should never discuss their opinion about some book, its plot, exposition, climax or the writing style of the author.
Instead, concentrate on…
It is actually recommended to include the details about the writing style of the author.
Be careful and don’t confuse it with your personal opinions.
Let the readers know that the author used the narrative style or persuasive style.
The book revolved around a mystery plot, adventurous, criminal or romantic plot, etc.
You can also mention the details that the book shared some flashbacks from the past or future of the characters, in order to make it more interesting and exciting for the readers.
Another thing which can be included in the book reports is to add the details about interesting features, the author tried to incorporate in the paper.
For example, you can share some interesting quote or even the joke made by the characters.
You can also include the details about the interesting thing in the plot, setting or atmosphere of the story, as shared by the author.
The last part of the book report writing, as well as any other piece of writing, is to conclude it.
It is also very important because you should be able to conclude the paper in a very impressive manner.
It can be done by effectively summarizing the point discussed in the whole paper.
Moreover, you can include the details about preferring that author or book, in case it was not recommended by the instructor.
Lastly, don’t forget to
Proofreading is very VERY important, and you should never just submit your reports or assignments as soon as you are done writing the last word. Try to read it twice or thrice and amend the mistakes. If possible, get the help of some other person to highlight your mistakes.
Most of the times, the first draft of writing is not quite impressive.
So, don’t lose heart and read your writing again and again.
Try to evaluate your presentation and include refined ideas and concepts.
Make as many changes as you see fit, without being too much conscious.
Review your report critically.
So, best of luck…
Go conquer the art of book report writing and give a boost to your grades too…
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