The academic disciplines of psychology and sociology require authors to submit work that conforms to APA standards. These standards are set by the American Psychological Association (APA) to “advance scholarship by setting sound and rigorous standards for scientific communication.” When writing an APA book review to adapt to these standards, authors should be mindful of also APA formatting, style and usage issues.
General APA Book Review Requirements
When writing a written book review, spend time introducing the writer’s background, motivation and qualifications for writing the book. Note that an APA style book report describes what goes on within the written book with descriptions of this book’s contents and ideas. On the other hand, an APA style book review looks at the book’s ideas but focuses primarily on the reviewer’s opinion and analysis for the book itself. In your book review, begin by introducing the concepts for the book clearly and thoroughly. Summarize the author’s intentions and methods and then assess the effectiveness of the methods. Did the book make a argument that is convincing? Did the info or information presented effectively prove the thesis? Was it interesting? Humorous? How can the book engage the reader?
When utilizing direct quotations or a paraphrase from a book in your book review, you need to cite the writer based on the book review format in APA style. 继续阅读Just how to Write a Book Review in the APA Format