Book Analysis

Dr. Hall IDS210

Book Analysis Rubric

Instructions: Write a 750-1000 word essay discussing Parable of the Sower (2012) by Octavia E. Butler. Essay must be typed, double spaced, 1” margin all around, Times New Roman, and 12-point font. Include at least two quotations and interpret in your own words. Discuss environmental ethics and the historical and future significance of this book and its author. Compare what you have read in this book to at least 2 other scholarly references (see below). How does the information in and about this book compare to other authors writing on the same subjects? Cite your sources using APA formatting and cite them in a “References” section at the end. Upload to Blackboard.

References: Sources used for “Reference” section must be scholarly publications such as books and peer reviewed articles published in a newspaper, book or journal. Online access to scholarly publications is available through the CSUDH online library page. You may use the lectures or online sources in addition to scholarly articles. Make sure to include the book itself in addition to 2 outside references for a total of 3 minimum.

Book Analysis Rubric
3 Length (750-1000 words)
2 Format
2 Summary of ideas (see below)
2 Include at least two quotations from the book
3 Compare book to additional works (i.e. compare to other scholarly publications) 5 Interpretation and Discussion (see below)
2 Cite your sources using APA formatting
1 Upload to Blackboard in timely manner

When evaluating this book consider the following:

1) What is the premise of this book? Summarize the main ideas presented and briefly reflect on how they come together in a narrative.

2) You can quote directly, paraphrase, or cite statistics or data from different sources. Make sure you have at least 2 sources in addition to the book that we are reading for the class.

3) Interpret in your own words how this book presents the concepts of nature and the environment. Compare to the ideas we have discussed in class and what is stated in other scholarly publications. Discuss environmental ethics and significance of this book and its author. Who was she and why is her work important?

4) Do not tell me what you think I want to hear or might agree with. Truly take the time to express your own ideas and opinions.

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