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									Writing Book Reports

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Summary:
If you are a student, writing a book report is something you will
probably have to do at some time whether you want to or not.It has never
been a favorite activity for most but it is always valuable. It is
valuable because it allows you to think about the book you have read, in
terms of the setting, characters, plot and finally examine your feelings
and thoughts about what you have read. You learn how to give an analysis
and develop your own point of view. Is it any wonder th...


Keywords:
writing a book report, book report writing, writing stories, writing


Article Body:
If you are a student, writing a book report is something you will
probably have to do at some time whether you want to or not.It has never
been a favorite activity for most but it is always valuable. It is
valuable because it allows you to think about the book you have read, in
terms of the setting, characters, plot and finally examine your feelings
and thoughts about what you have read. You learn how to give an analysis
and develop your own point of view. Is it any wonder that teachers
continue to give students book report assignments? With this in mind
let's examine the components that will allow you to write good book
reports.

Writing a Book Report is in some ways similar to writing a review. You
don't want to give away the entire plot. However you do want to give an
effective summary and give a firm analysis of the story.

The first thing you should do is to tell the title of the book and the
author, the year the book was published and state whether the work is
fiction or non-fiction. A book report should tell your readers about the
setting of the story, that is, the country, state or city in which it
takes place. You should also mention the time frame in which the story
takes place. Is the story set in our time, the past or the future? You
need to report on the main character or protagonist. Who is this person?
Describe their character but never give away too much detail. You can
report on other characters as well, discuss their role in the story but
remember not to give away too much here either.

When writing a book report your feelings and point of view become very
important. Which part of the story did you enjoy the most? Why did you
enjoy it? Who was your favorite character? Why was this person your
favorite character? A book report requires that you examine the impact
that a story has had on you personally. Some other questions you should
ask yourself are: What did you learn from the story? Did it teach you
anything that you think would be valuable to your daily life? If it did
don't hesitate to mention it. What were the strong points and what were
the weaknesses that you found?

Every story thrives on conflict. Conflict is necessary for good drama. In
writing your book report you must speak about the conflict or conflicts
in the story. Again you want to summarize and not go into unnecessary
details. Conflict in a story is usually resolved in some way by the end
of the story. Here you can also summarize the resolution and give your
opinion on why you think the conflict was resolved satisfactorily or
unsatisfactorily. If you don't like the way the conflict was resolved you
may suggest other ways it could have been resolved.

Book reports can sometimes seem like a chore but if you use the steps
outlined above it should make the whole process a lot easier.

								
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