This “Getting Started” post will help you with:
- Book Review Due 9/20: Students will read one book selected from the list provided and write a 750-1000 word reflection relating the topic and focus of the book to libraries or information environments, technology and information seeking behaviors.
View a video about the assignment:
- Finish reading the book you selected from the list on the assignment page.
- Read the assignment page and rubric for expectations and requirements.
- Consider how your chosen book relates to key course themes, information science theories, and other course readings, as well as the research you have started doing on your information community.
- Check out book review examples under the Assignments drop-down menu.
- Use the Assignment Helper: Book Review to help you write your book review.
- Publish your book review as a blog post. Include a list of references. Also consider including any images, video, or other media to complement your review.
- Be sure to also submit the url of your book review to Canvas so your book review can be graded.
Read Some Sample Reviews:
Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better: https://infocom.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/book-review/book-review-smarter-than-you-think/
Twitter and Teargas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest: https://infocom.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/book-review/book-review-twitter-and-teargas-the-power-and-fragility-of-networked-protest/
But What if We’re Wrong? Thinking About the Present as if it Were the Past: https://infocom.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/book-review/book-review-but-what-if-were-wrong-thinking-about-the-present-as-if-it-were-the-past/