Write a book report in 3rd grade? This is NOT that. Here's the difference:
Book reports [NOT this assignment] commonly describe what happens in a work; their focus is primarily on giving an account of the major plot, characters, and/or main idea of the work. Most often, book reports are a K-12 assignment and range from 250 to 500 words.
By contrast, book reviews [this assignment] are most often a college assignment, but they also appear in many professional works: magazines, newspapers, and academic journals. They typically range from 500-750 words, but may be longer or shorter. A book review gives readers a sneak peek at what a book is like, whether or not the reviewer enjoyed it, and details on purchasing the book.
This assignment has more components required than many book reviews. Be sure to follow the assignment instructions carefully.
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Be sure to refer to your assignment sheet. Your instructor lovingly provided you with LOTS of details about what to do & how to do it.
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