This is a book Review for Wendy Cadge’s Heartwood. The review must be 4-5 pages in length. The review will consist of identifying the thesis, purpose, or aim of the book and providing a brief summary of the book (in no more than one page). Most importantly, the review will assess the book’s strengths and weaknesses. Your review should include at least two strengths and two weaknesses from the book.
Avoid nonsense and pseudo-criticism (e.g. “Overall, I just didn’t get a good feeling from this book”; “I don’t like the way the author writes”). As such, strengths and weaknesses should address the content and argument of the book, not its structure or style (e.g. chapter organization; writing style; footnotes/endnotes; etc.). You must support your points with specific references to the book. However, long block quotes should be used sparingly and only if absolutely necessary.
You do not have to agree with everything the book says or claims, but you must be able to articulate what the book is arguing, how it argues it, and why the argument is strong or weak.
Overall, the paper will be graded on clear organization (30 pts); accurate summary and identification of the thesis argument (30 pts); content analysis with specific references (60 pts); and, spelling, syntax, and grammar (30 pts).
Reviews are to be double-spaced, written in 12-point Calibri, Garamond, or Times New Roman font, with margins set at one inch.