Book Review Template

Incentives : Book Review Template

  • Please include bibliographic information on the textbook you are reviewing.
  • Comprehensiveness

    The text covers all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately and provides an effective index and/or glossary.
  • Content Accuracy

    Content is accurate, error-free and unbiased.
  • Relevance/Longevity

    Content is up-to-date, but not in a way that will quickly make the text obsolete within a short period of time. The text is written and/or arranged in such a way that necessary updates will be relatively easy and straightforward to implement.
  • Clarity

    The text is written in lucid, accessible prose, and provides adequate context for any jargon/technical terminology used.
  • Consistency

    The text is internally consistent in terms of terminology and framework.
  • Modularity

    The text is easily and readily divisible into smaller reading sections that can be assigned at different points within the course (i.e., enormous blocks of text without subheadings should be avoided). The text should not be overly self-referential, and should be easily reorganized and realigned with various sub-units of a course without presenting much disruption to the reader.
  • Organization/Structure/Flow

    The topics in the text are presented in a logical, clear fashion.
  • Interface

    The text is free of significant interface issues, including navigation problems, distortion of images/charts, and any other display features that may distract or confuse the reader.
  • Grammatical Errors

    The text contains no grammatical errors.
  • Cultural Relevance

    The text is not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way. It should make use of examples that are inclusive of a variety of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
  • Any other comments?

    Please add other comments about this book, if any.