Book Report

How to Lie with Maps

by Mark Monmonier

First. Read the below - and take notes as you read the book.

then, put your report together in the following format, following the order exactly (that will make it easier for me to read and grade 25 of 'em).


Here you want to provide basic information about the book, and a sense of what your report will be about. You should include:

  1. Title (underlined)/Author
  2. Publication Information: Publisher, year, number of pages
  3. A brief (1-2 sentences) introduction to the book.


There are two main sections for this part. The first is an explanation of what the book is about. The second is your opinions about the book and how successful it is.


The nitpicky details: 12 point times new roman font. 1 inch margins. 1.5 line spacing. Minimum - 5 full pages. Maximum - 8 pages. Don't forget to reference other authors, etc if you quote them or use their ideas. Otherwise..... see the syllabus section on plagarism.

Grading: You will be graded upon a combination of:

  1. did you follow the above instructions?
  2. Is it clear from your answers you read the book and thought about the answers?
  3. Proper English counts. I highly recommend you bang out a draft and get it over to the Writing Center and have them help you out. Don't wait until the due date.

Worth 6 points (6% of your grade).