Read the book Gracie: A Love Story by George Burns (if you can’t find this book please make sure to write a report on a book that has something to do with Television History) and write a book report that includes: the books title and bibliographic information (cited in a standard format); a couple of paragraphs that describe the subject and substance of the book, including what type of evidence the author uses; a final paragraph that reflects on how your book fits in the big picture of TV history, and what you learned from reading it.
Double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, standard spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use MLA or APA or Chicago citation styles. 4-5 pages
Here you want to provide basic information about the book, and a sense of what your report will be about. You should include:
Publication Information: Publisher, year, number of pages
A brief (1-2 sentences) introduction to the book and the report.
There are two main sections for this part. The first is an explanation of what the book is about. The second is your opinions about the book and how successful it is. A good place to start is to explain the author’s purpose and/or the main themes of the book. Then you can summarize. Provide a general overview of the author’s topic, main points, and argument. What is the thesis? What are the important conclusions? Don’t try to summarize each chapter or every angle. Choose the ones that are most significant and interesting to you.
Analysis and Evaluation
In this section you analyze or critique the book. You can write about your own opinions; just be sure that you explain and support them with examples. Some questions you might want to consider:
Did the author achieve his or her purpose?
Is the writing effective, powerful, difficult, beautiful?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the book?
What is your overall response to the book? Did you find it interesting, moving, dull?
Would you recommend it to others? Why or why not?
Briefly conclude by pulling your thoughts together. You may want to say what impression the book left you with, or emphasize what you want your reader to know about it. REMEMBER THIS IS A BOOK REPORT NOT A BOOK REVIEW.