Instructions for Section 1: Book Review Developing creative leadership. Team members will first select books on their topic. On the class Blackboard site (Topics in OD link), click on the topic chosen by your team to see books associated with that topic. Each team member will select one of the books shown (a student may choose a book title not on the suggested list with the approval of the instructor).
The student will write a brief (10-12 pages) summary of his/her book. This book review does not require outside references or additional citations; rather, it is simply a synopsis of the major themes of the book. It does not require your reaction to or interpretation of the content of the book. Simply relate, briefly and succinctly, what the author is attempting to tell the reader.
You may organize the review as you see fit. For example, your review may reflect the actual chapters of the book, or the review may be organized by themes that emerge as you read the text.
If appropriate, you may reproduce figures or tables from the book and use them in your review. You may also quote the author directly (citing page numbers from the book). However, please limit your use of direct quotes… I want to read your own words.
Your paper should include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Also, support your answers with the course’s readings and at least two scholarly journal articles. The article’s purpose is to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook.
ProQuest and EBSCOhost are great sites to find resources. Also, write in a concise and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. Additionally, the quality of your writing dictates grading criteria. On the other hand, if you use direct quotes from books or articles, place the words you copied (use parenthesis) and cite in-line.
The quotes should be complete sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporated in your essay to illustrate your ideas. Please, cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Also, do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Also, write an essay format, not in bullet form, numbering, or another list format. It would be best if you use your own words. Lastly, proofread your work and run it through Grammarly for thorough confirmation.