Book/Article Review Guidelines

—about 6 2x typewritten pages for books, about 4 2x typewritten pages for articles

—MS Word downloadable document, to be downloaded to the Georgia View Drop Box

—standard margines (more or less one inch all the way around)

—discuss the book or article thoroughly enough to make it clear you have read it in its entirey

—lift quotes judiciously from the book or article to support your argument, and again, to demonstrate you’ve read and understood the book

—in the case of books, consider referencing a separate review of the book, found in a periodical or academic journal

—By way of conclusion discuss the implications of the book or article for every day public administration.

Please note: each assignment from the Leadership Reader and the Organizational Behavior book is for only one article, not an entire chapter.

—As far as documentation, either parenthetical documentation or endnotes, using MLA, APA or Chicago Manual of Style.

Rubric for Book Review

3pts/      Content: How well is the material covered?

2pts/      Grammar, Style Proofreading: Grammatical errors? Smooth readable style? Proper proofreading?

1pt/      Text Analysis: strengths and weakness of the book content, organization and style? 

3pts/      Relevance: What does this book tell us about leadership today?

1pt/       Additional reviews: Are there any other reviews of the book included in this review?

TOTAL: 10 pts/   

Rubric for Article Review

3pts/      Content: How well is the material covered?

2pts/      Grammar, Style Proofreading of Your Review: Grammatical errors? Smooth readable style? Proper proofreading?

2pt/      Text Analysis of the Article: strengths and weakness of the article content, organization and style? 

3pts/    Relevance: What does this article tell us about leadership or organizational theory today?

TOTAL: 10 pts/   




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