What are your intentions in this review?

3 page response to: McGrath, Alistair. A Life of John Calvin: A Study in the Shaping of Western Culture, Oxford: Blackwell, 1990, 2000.

In your review, you should briefly articulate the author’s main positions or themes and then interact with them. That is, choose one or two points that you agree with and one or two in which you do not agree, supporting your thoughts with well reasoned arguments.

Evaluation will be based upon the following:

Introduction (15)
1. Is there a clear thesis statement? What are your intentions in this review?

Structure (15)
1. Are the transitions between paragraphs and sections clear?
2. Is the review logically oriented?

Content (30)
1. Are the issues raised in the review properly treated?
2. Are differing viewpoints considered, analyzed and treated?

Conclusion (15)
1. Does the conclusion offer a good summary of issues treated in the paper? Did you accomplish what you set out to do?

Style (25)
1. Is the paper without spelling and grammatical errors?
2. Is the paper without syntax errors?
3. Does the paper reflect a graduate level of vocabulary?

In your review, you should briefly articulate the author’s main positions or themes and then interact with them. That is, choose one or two points that you agree with and one or two in which you do not agree, supporting your thoughts with well reasoned arguments.

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