• Introduction must include a brief statement placing the work under review in its appropriate historical context
• Brief overview of the monograph including information about the author and subject
• Restatement of author’s thesis
• Make sure to use footnotes or end notes based on either Turabian or Chicago Style.
• Student must identify specific strengths and weaknesses
• What does student see as a major strengths or weaknesses?
• Student must use specific examples from the text to support or to illustrate examples of the strengths and weaknesses of the work- be specific
• Student must identify and use two or three professional historical reviews, which appear in peer reviewed academic journals, to describe the reception of the work by professional historians
• Why was the work significant?
• Why was it important?
• Did the author support his arguments according to professional historians?
• What did professional historians identify as the strengths and weaknesses of the work?
• Student must give an overall evaluation of the text
• What do you see as the most important aspects of the work?
• Did the text help you to understand this historical topic any better?
• What is your opinion about the text?