A MINIMUM of 1200 words and a MAXIMUM of 2400 words, typed, and double-spaced, and in Times New Roman.
Quotes are not a part of the word count.
Avoid informal writing such as use or overuse of first and second person, exclamation marks, contractions, etc. This should be formal in tone.
Identify the author’s thesis/argument in your introduction. Include a cogent conclusion.
The main body of your paper should be your opinion if the author successfully or not supports his/her argument. It doesn’t have to be either/or. You may find strengths and weaknesses in one book. You will do this by using examples from the book, hence the in-text citations.
Use MLA citation and formatting (read the Writing Help document and the MLA example paper).
Your only source should be your book that you read. There’s really no reason to use an outside source because this is your analysis/critique of the book.
Have a Works Cited page and an abundance of in-text citations. See the information about MLA formatting and how to properly use it.