Bibliographic Entry (Per Turabian style)
Section 1: Introduction
? Identify the Author and the Title of the book
? Identify the Author’s thesis
Section 2: Brief Summary of the Book
? Identify the structure of the book (layout, organization, content)
? Does the structure help/hurt the author’s argument ?
? What methodology does the author use?
? What is the scope of the book? (How broad or narrow is it?)
Section 3: Strengths of the thesis/book
? Identify the strengths of the book o Use quotations to support your argument
? What are the sources?
- Section 4: Weakness of thesis/book
- ? Identify the weaknesses of the author’s argument
? What is missing from the argument? o Scope? Limited or too big? o Did the evidence fall short? o Lack of sources or evidence?
? Is the thesis successful or not?
Section 5: Wrap up/ Conclusion
? What is the audience of the book?
- ? Is it worth reading in a class?
- ? Where does it fit into the historiography?
? Readdress the author’s thesis
Each section can have multiple paragraphs
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