Rather than a handbook, a classroom approach to writing ""research"" reports and book reviews covering everything from...

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HOW TO WRITE A REPORT

Rather than a handbook, a classroom approach to writing ""research"" reports and book reviews covering everything from reference tools to spelling errors: the nature of reports; use of encyclopedias, pamphlets and catalog cards (no mention of book catalogs); making notes and a bibliography; outlining; writing first and subsequent drafts; oral and written book reviews. Much of the instruction is repeated and some is not clearly presented for its intended audience: e.g., bibliography is defined as ""a list of other books to read on the subject"" and later as ""a list of books on a certain subject"" with no further distinction. A greater weakness is the author's didactic, even condescending, tone. However, with explicit rules, especially for book and author reports, and a useful index, this is better than no guide at all--if kids get past introductory letters from notables Nelson Rockefeller and Wernher von Braun extolling the virtues of good writing.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1968

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Watts

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1968