Tufts OpenCourseware
Author: Adil Najam

1. Reading Review

10% of grade.

During Module I and II, students will be assigned selected readings to review and may be required to make a 3-5 minute informal presentation to the class. Each review should be between 600-800 words long. This assignment is supposed to be a critical review and not a summary of the readings. You should focus more on evaluating the views of the author than on repeating or synopsizing them. A good review will clearly discuss which parts of the author's arguments make the most sense, and why; and which are the least convincing, and why. Details about who will review which reading, when, will be decided during the first class.

1.1. Student example

Here is a student example of a successful reading review.