If you are reading a hardcover or paperback book, you can use sticky notes to mark pages you want to refer to in your report.
But college-level papers require that you should write a book summary and provide critical analysis or evaluation of the text. Review our Format for Writing a Book Report article for some general formatting tips.
Is the treatment of the subject matter objective? The steps in writing this type of assignment for college are actually the same as when creating a paper for high school. It was because he made the assumption he knew my home better than I did.
Reply Karen Ball March 12, at am Sandy, totally agree. Reply laurabennet March 20, at am Thanks, Karen! Writing BookReviews Western University. Often, a student can use the chapter titles as a good indication of the important parts of the book.
If you need to write a quality book report, therefore, it is important that you get to know the major attributes that constitute the book report which includes A brief summary of the book Theme and character analysis The tone, time and also the setting of the story The author of the book and when it was published among other key details of the book You can also state out quotes used to support the message being emphasized on the story  To ease the process of writing the narrative and stories of the main characters, students may be advised to write sequence of action summaries,   story 'pyramids',  or story journals.
Karen Ball March 12, at am Rick, absolutely those are fair and helpful. If you cannot find an adequate statement in the author's own words or if you feel that the stated thesis statement is not that which the book actually develops make sure you check for yourselfthen you will have to compose a thesis statement that does cover all the material.
Can the author sustain the plot throughout the book? Very good reminders.