Did you get assigned a book report and don’t know where to begin from?
Then this article was written just for you!
It is time taking for sure but it is certainly not a hard nut to crack, and it is a great opportunity for students to polish their writing skills.
You can write an exceptional book report in no time. How? Read the article below and learn the easiest way of writing a book report. Dive in.
What is a book report?
A book report is a formal and informative piece of writing where unlike a book review you aren’t required to give your personal opinions and perform a deep analysis.
A book report is much simpler than writing a book review; here you discuss the contents of the book provide background information about the author and his/her background to help the reader understand the author’s point of view.
Along with that, a book report summarizes important aspects such as the story, plot, setting and characters.
Remember, that the reason your professor has assigned a book report is to check your level of understanding of the book.
Select the Book
Most of the times students are already assigned a book by their professors but if you are allowed to select your book, choose one which you are sincerely excited to read.
You can pick any book as long as it is suitable for the setting of your classroom.
Know that choosing is not always a fun option.
In cases where students are assigned a book to write a report, they believe they won’t like it, and it will be difficult for them, but instead, they often end up enjoying writing report of that particular book.
Try to be open-minded and avoid assuming that you won’t do your best if you are not allowed to choose a book.
- Read the Book
It sounds pretty obvious and logical but instead of actually reading a book most of the students today take information regarding it from internet and get done with their tasks in no time.
Remember! If you actually want to understand and know the book, you need to thoroughly read that book.
While reading the book point the following fundamental elements for your book report.
- Point of view
- Important events
- Information about what you have learnt regarding the topic?
- Write an Outline
Outlining is always the best idea.
Know that an outline helps in giving a clear picture of what your book report will look like.
You can create your outline by taking notes that you took while reading a book.
Do not write unnecessary details in your outline.
- Write and Edit
Pour down all your ideas and information that you have regarding the particular book. Be free in doing that. Remember! This first attempt of your writing will be considered as a draft that is your outline’s fleshed-out version.
Put all your ideas in paragraph or sentence form.
You may end up producing more than one draft for your work.
After a final draft, start “writing” your book report. This is usually a long process because of drafts.
Once you’re done writing don’t forget to edit your document. It is the most important part of your report writing in which you are required to remove all the unnecessary details and look for grammatical, punctuation, and sentence structure errors.
Make sure multiple times that your document is error-free.
- Format the Book Report
Focusing on the formatting of your book report is important
It does not take long, a little simple formatting like clear fonts or handwriting, and short paragraphs increase the readability of your book report and give it a professional look.