Graduate level Public Adminsitration Course -
Request a CRITICAL BOOK ANALYSIS
on "The Price of Equality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future" by Joseph Stiglitz
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 4/8/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Sales rank: 61,841
Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)
General ? the CBA should begin with a title-cover page, followed by the body of the CBA itself, and then end with a Reference page.
Typed - Times-Roman 12 pt font, double-spaced with 1? margins all around (American Psychological Association [APA] 2009, p. 228 & Perrin, 2009, p. 34).
Length - No less than 1000 words, but no more than 3,000 words in the body of the CBA (i.e., not counting words that are contained on the title-cover page or on the Reference page)
Title-Cover Page - each CBA should begin with a title cover page with only the following information typed in non-bold uppercase and lowercase double spaced in the following order: (i) the title of the paper (i.e., Critical Book Analysis
of The Stars at Night are? by (author's name), centered in the upper half of the page, (ii) then under title of the paper should come the student?s name, (iii) then under the student's name should come the name of the university, Wayland Baptist University, (iv) then under the name of the university should be the course name, and (v) then ending with the date of the CBA.
The Body of the CBA - the body of the CBA should begin on the first numbered page after the title cover page and continue on numbered pages in essay style organized under four headings ? General, Author(s), Summary, and Analytical Discussion as further described below under Section Headings that are centered, in bold and in uppercase and lowercase font (American Psychological Association [APA] 2009, p. 62 & Perrin, 2009, pp. 25 & 36):
General (5 pts) - (i) title of the book
, (ii) author, (iii) number of pages, (iv) date of publication, (v) publisher, and (vi) ISBN.
Author(s) (5 pts) ? includes the name and biographical information to include education, experience, and qualifications to write the book
. Providing adequate information about the author will most often require research and investigation going beyond the inside flap of the cover of the book
or what is contained in the book
, to include even writing to the publisher or event the author themselves. Given that this is a 10 week long assignment on book
the student has selected themselves this investigation and research is expected and it will not be sufficient to just state what is contained in the book
(unless the information includes the author?s education, like colleges/universities attended, degrees held, experience, like jobs and positions, and qualifications) or for instance to state to that the student ?couldn?t find any information on the author?s education."
Summary (20 pts) ? in student?s own words (not student?s opinion) to include the book?s
point of view, frame of reference, main point(s) and/or its major hypothesis (usually found in the introduction or opening paragraphs), and summarizing the main events/ points in the order they happened in the book
using signal words such as "first it was stated," "second," "next," and "finally.?
Discussion (40 pts) ? in no less than 500 words (and in more words than the summary) a critical analysis
of the book
. It is expected that this discussion will include in the following order of discussion:
Premise and relevance - The main premise/point of the book
including the issue/problem involved and the book?s
relevance and relationship to the course (5 pts)
Course principles ? The principles in the course and the course text that were discussed in the book
and how they were used (5 pts)
Evidence ? The most significant evidence (i.e., facts, statistics, studies, etc.) used in the book
and whether the evidence proved the book?s
point or premise and if so and if not why not. (5 pts)
Conclusion - Whether the conclusion(s) reached is valid and if so why and if not why not. (5 pts)
Author's affect - Whether the author's background, time, place and/or biases affect the book?s
conclusion and if so how. (5 pts)
Reader's View and Conflicts - Objections and contrary views and if so why and did book
conflict with other books
, courses taken or reader?s previous assumptions on the subject and if so how. (5 pts)
's impact - On the reader including any previous ideas, biases and thoughts reader had on this subject that were changed, abandoned or reinforced and if so how and why. (5 pts)
Recommendation - Whether the reader recommends the book
to others and why and if not why not. (5 pts)
Referencing and avoiding Plagiarism -The reference list, which continues the pages of the entire CBA, should start on its own separate page after the body of the CBA with the word References typed in uppercase and lowercase italicized font and centered at top of page (American Psychological Association [APA] 2009, p. 37 & Perrin, 2009, pp. 25 & 36). Referencing (i.e. reference citations and reference lists) is the antibody to protect your CBA against plagiarism. Plagiarism is broader than just quoting another person?s work; it includes paraphrasing or describing an idea that influenced your writing without crediting the source of the quote, paraphrase or idea. It also includes self-plagiarism; presenting the student?s previous work (i.e., term paper, article, thesis, etc.) as new in their CBA without a reference citation to the previous work. (American Psychological Association [APA] 2009, pp. 16, 170, 174 & Perrin, 2009, pp. 15, 16, 25 & 36). In short all such sources must be acknowledged which is done by citing the source in the body of your CBA by typing a parenthetical note at the appropriate point in the text, typically at the end of the sentence or phrase containing the quoted or paraphrased language, or idea etc. Each reference cited in the text with the exception of the Bible, must also appear on the Reference List, and each entry on the Reference List must be cited in the text. Each source referenced (except the Bible) must appear in both places and must be identical, beginning with the name of the author followed by the year of publication, except in the in- text citation should also include and end with the specific page of the cited material that is being referenced (American Psychological Association [APA] 2009, pp. 170, 174 & Perrin, 2009, pp. 25 & 36)
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