Book Review 1 Instructions
This week, you will write a book review on Gwartney et al.’s Common Sense Economics 2010 (Revised and Updated ed). Book Review is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) of the assigned module/week. Be sure to review the Book Review Grading Rubric before starting this assignment.
The Book Review should be 5 pages in length, not including the title and reference page. Format the body of your review in 3 main sections: summary, critique, and application. Do not summarize or critique the chapters chronologically. Consider the book as a whole. Avoid excessive quotations. State the authors’ view points in your own words and give specific page references when paraphrasing. 
• Summary
Summarize the main theme of the book. What is the overall perspective, purpose, or argument of the book? If the author wanted you to get one idea from the book, what would it be? 
• Critique
This section needs to balance the book’s strengths and weaknesses in order to unify your evaluation. What strikes you as noteworthy? What has the book accomplished? In what ways was the book effective or persuasive? Challenge assumptions, approaches, or arguments made by the author. Does the argument make sense? You can offer agreement or disagreement and identify where you find the work exemplary or deficient in its knowledge, judgments, or organization. Provide concrete evidence for your assertions. Support judgments with references from the textbook reading in this course. Be sure that your evaluation is balanced, respectful, and fair. Control the tone of your critique.
• Application
This section should demonstrate how the book has enhanced your understanding of current public policy issues. Additionally, briefly assess a current public policy issue in current events in light of the economic theories presented in this material. You must also introduce new ideas that go beyond the book if they compliment ideas you have gleaned from reading in the book.

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