What are the author’s main points?
Again, these will often be stated in the introduction.
What kind of evidence does the author use to prove
his or her points?
Is the evidence convincing? Why or why not? Does the
author support his or her points adequately?
How does this book relate to other books on the
Is the book unique? Does it add new information? What
group of readers, if any, would find this book most
Does the author have the necessary expertise to
write the book?
What credentials or background does the author have
that qualify him or her to write the book? Has the author
written other books or papers on this topic? Do others in
this field consider this author to be an expert?
What are the most appropriate criteria by which to
judge the book? How successful do you think the
author was in carrying out the overall purposes of
Depending on your book’s purpose, you should select
appropriate criteria by which to judge its success. Use
any criteria your i