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Students will individually review one recent peer-reviewed published paper/article and
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NAME OF THE BOOK: The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled


The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled

Humankind for 500,000 Years

By: Sonia Shah

Book Review Instructions

How to Write a Book Review (From

In a nutshell, here are some tips on how to write a book review:

A book review has three objectives:

 Describing what the book is about

 Analyzing how the book tried to achieve its purpose

 Expressing your own opinion of the book

As you read the book, try to answer the following three questions:

1. What are the author’s objectives? What is he/she trying to prove? (These will often

be stated in the introduction)

2. What kind of evidence/experience does the author use/have to prove his or her


3. Is the evidence convincing?

When you start writing your review, state the book’s main thesis and present some background

information on the author.

Next, give a summary of the main points/sections of the book, quoting and paraphrasing key

phrases from the author if necessary.

Finally, get to the heart of the matter—your opinion of the book. In this section, you