You have selected one of the designated books to read. You will now write a book review that
expresses your motivation for selecting the particular book, the impression the book made on you,
information from another external, reliable source that either corroborates or contradicts the book,
and how or why this book will or will not impact you. See Content Criteria on page 4 for more
details. Note that your additional source should be from a recent (within last 5 years), professional
journal or website (NIH, CDC, etc.). Blogs, magazines, and newspapers are not considered
professional resources. An external source is one that is not included within the course
Before you begin writing, review the APA formatted example paper located in the course.
Format your paper exactly in this manner. Be sure that you are using correct APA format for all
of your citations and references including the book title. Outline your responses to the criteria listed
in the rubric and instructions. Use language and examples that demonstrate your understanding of
course concepts and reflect your personal position on the author’s stance. Write professionally and
concisely. You may write in first person for this assignment. Be sure to proofread your assignment
and correct any errors before submitting it. Your paper should be double spaced, include a
separate Title and Reference page, and the body of the paper should not exceed 3 pages of
double spaced written work.
This paper should incorporate scholarly writing. One characteristic of scholarly writing is learning
how to paraphrase and cite appropriately and correctly. Your paper should include numerous
paraphrases with corresponding citations. However, you are only allowed to include a
maximum of 3 quotes (with corresponding citations) within the paper. If you have more than 3
quotes, you will have 2 points deducted for each additional quote. (If you are unsure of the
difference between paraphrasing and quotes, please read your APA book or reach out to one of
the UTA nursing librarians.)
If you submit your book review on a book that is NOT one of the choices on the syllabus, you will
receive a 50-point deduction on the book review assignment. Please pay close attention to the
book options on the syllabus to ensure you chose an allowed book for your book review.
Also, if you are repeating the course, you must do your Book Review on the book option that you
did not choose the first time you took the course. If your Book Review is on the same book that you
reviewed in the previous course, you will receive a zero for this assignment.
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