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.
Use only sources found at the GCU Library or those provided in Course and/or Topic Materials.
This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.