The purpose of this assignment
is for you to gain a deeper appreciation and knowledge about a topic covered in
class that you will be able to use in your professional/management career. Your
your understanding of the main ideas and theses of the book, and
an application of the concepts you would like to include in your professional and
these questions to guide your thinking what to write about:
was the author’s purpose and/or the main themes of the book?
you select this topic and this book? What initially drew you to the subject
matter? What did you hope to gain as a result of reading it?
your overall response to the book? Did you find it thought-provoking, moving,
parts did you like best and why? Don’t try to summarize each chapter or every
angle. Choose the ones that are most significant and interesting to you.
what specifically you want to remember about what the author asserts. Are there
particular quotes or images you will take with you from the book?
way did the book impact you cognitively (e.g. your understanding of the way the
world works)? Emotionally?
important conclusions have you come to as a result of reading the book?
would you like to apply what you gleaned from the book into your life? Why
would that be important to you?
· Length. 5-7
pages (write as long or as short as you need to in order to make your points.
Quality is more important to me than quantity.
This is not a typical book
review. I can find those on-line. I want to know what the book means to you as
it relates to what we are learning in class, and how you will use it. (If you
hate it, and don’t see application, tell me why…back you assertion…you are
allowed not to like the book!)