Kardan University's Library Conducts the First Book Review Workshop

At the first Book Review Workshop for University students, Parwan-e-Du Campus

Kardan University's Library conducted the first Book Review Workshop on Monday, October 12, 2020, in Kardan Library. The workshop was on 'How to Write a Book Review' designed for students from across the universities who participated in the book review competition. The participants will have to read the book 'Why Nations Fail' and write a review in Dari, Pashto, or English language and submit their review on October 31, 2020.

Mr. Zahid Jalaly, the Academic Administrator of BPSIR, and Mr. Sayed Hamed Sadat, Library Supervisor of Kardan University, jointly delivered the workshop. The participants received an inclusive training in the following areas:

What is a Book Review?

A book review is a commentary, description, critical analysis. It is a discussion with the creator's work and with other audiences. In the book review, one can offer agreement or disagreement. The book review is consisting of an introduction, supporting body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

Why a Book Review?

The review summarizes the whole book and tells the reader's view of the book (likes and dislikes), and it explains who should read the book. Generally, reviews are of two types:

Beginner's Review

The reviewer needs to follow the rules and apply a specific writer's style while generating a review.

Expert's Review

The reviewer does not follow the rules; instead, the writer creates his/her style.

How to Write a Book Review?

  • Begin with an introduction, naming the author and title of the book
  • Identify the book's particular novelty, viewpoint, or originality that allows you to show what specific contribution the piece is trying to make
  • Present a summary of the book; make sure not to go into much detail
  • Discuss what you particularly liked and disliked about the book

Round up The Review (Conclusion)

Summarize some of your thoughts on the book by suggesting the type of reader you would recommend the book to—for instance, younger readers, older readers, students, historians, economists, and more.

Book Review Submission Rules

  • The document must be submitted in MS word format
  • Word limit- 1200 to 1500 words
  • Should be in the form of a summary
  • Font – Times New Roman
  • Font size -14(Heading), 12(Text size), spacing 1.5
  • Plagiarism limit-15%, the review will be disqualified if exceed the requisite limit