4 Common Mistakes Beginning Writers Make In Non Fiction
How to Write a Nonfiction Book Review
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A nonfiction book review is a critical analysis of a work of nonfiction. This includes reading the book, determining the author's thesis, or theme, and deciding if the author successfully achieved his goals for the book and why. This can be determined by discussing the author's research methods, source materials, approach to the subject matter, and whether or not the book meets its audience's expectation as set up by the author. Read the nonfiction book you will review. While you are reading, use notecards to take notes on specific aspects of the book. These notes might include references about the book's subject, how the author viewed the topic, the source materials used in the book, and whether or not the author used a journalistic approach or a more creative approach to developing the book's theme. Organize your notes with colored highlighters by subject for easier access when you begin writing the review.