In the comparative book review, students are required to analyze and compare the assigned readings on a topic of the students choice. No other works need to be consulted. The review should include the following aspects:
What sources did the authors use?
What is the main thesis or the topic question?
What arguments did the authors advance to prove their thesis or answer the topic question?
Are their arguments convincing? Here you are expected to put forward your own thoughts and analysis and state why you find their arguments sound or not and why you would agree, or disagree with the authors.
Are there any shortcomings in defending their thesis
Students MUST use the Chicago manual for documentation in footnotes throughout the text and bibliography. For a guide to the Chicago referencing system, see: Turabian, Kate L. A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, c2007, or online at https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html.