Read and critically comment on the assigned book, Una Marson by Lisa Tomlinson (refer to reading list for full reference). Employ critical thinking skills to write a book report, in which you:
a. Analyse the text within the context of the themes and topics of the course (e.g. identity, colonialism, resistance, etc.)
b. Analyse the text within its social and historical contexts
c. Discuss the value of the book to understanding Caribbean Civilisation
Assess the effectiveness of the book in conveying its themes. Did the book effectively convey each theme you have selected to discuss and analyse?
Discuss the value of the book to understanding Caribbean Civilisation. Did the book provide an understanding of Caribbean Civilisation? How?
Therefore, you are applying the book to what is taught in the course through particular themes. And assessing if each theme within the book adds value to understanding the Caribbean.
For each theme, you are analysing and evaluating the book’s applicability (within the social and historical contexts) to Caribbean. And assessing if the book provides an understanding of the Caribbean.
Do Not Write A Descriptive Paper:
You are not simply giving a description of the book.
Analysis and application are essential.
While reading the book you are going to select themes and topics you see in the book that are related to themes and topics in the course. Therefore, you are going to analyse the book within the context of the themes and topics of the course such as: Ensure you apply the book to the Caribbean within the aforementioned contexts and have a lot of analysis.
Evidence and Examples:
YOU MUST use evidence and examples to support what you are saying. Evidence and examples must be taken from other sources as well. NOT ONLY the book.
But you must draw references and examples from the book to make your point.
Be sure to use a lot of analysis and evidence when assessing the book. (REMEMBER you will need to look for sources to help you with this. Articles, books etc.)
You must cite the book when you are quoting or paraphrasing.

Una Marson Book Report