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How to write a review

Students are advised to read following instructions before writing (and handing in) a review:

  1. Students should choose publications not already reviewed by others studying at the department before (i.e. books that have not been published on the official list on the website and approved by the lecturer.

  2. Recommended length of a review is 5 standard pages (9.000 characters including spaces).

  3. A review should have a front page clearly stipulating the title of the course, name of the student and the date of submission.

  4. The heading of the review must include a complete bibliographical reference, in particular last and first name of the author (authors, editors), official title, in case the publication is translated from other language also the name of the translator. The reference must also contain place of publication, publisher, year of publication, ISBN, number of pages, indication whether the publication is equipped with notes,  bibliography, name index, subject index and other supplements.

    Example: WESSELS Wolfgang, MAURER Andreas, MITTAG Jürgen (eds), Fifteen into one? The European Union and its member states. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003, ISBN 0 7190 5849 X, 472 s., notes, bibliography, subject index.

  5. There is no compulsory structure for a review, but it should contain these elements (not necessarily in the following order):

    - brief information about the author

    - broader context of contemporary issues related to the review

    - structure

    - summary of main aims and arguments (where relevant), summary of the theoretical and ideological position of the publication

    - main theoretical and expert contribution, weaknesses

    - target group (i.e. audience – students, public, experts?)







Review guidelines

How to write a review

Students are advised to read following instructions before writing (and handing in) a review:

  1. Students should choose publications not already reviewed by others studying at the department before (i.e. books that have not been published on the official list on the website and approved by the lecturer.

  2. Recommended length of a review is 5 standard pages (9.000 characters including spaces).

  3. A review should have a front page clearly stipulating the title of the course, name of the student and the date of submission.

  4. The heading of the review must include a complete bibliographical reference, in particular last and first name of the author (authors, editors), official title, in case the publication is translated from other language also the name of the translator. The reference must also contain place of publication, publisher, year of publication, ISBN, number of pages, indication whether the publication is equipped with notes,  bibliography, name index, subject index and other supplements.

    Example: WESSELS Wolfgang, MAURER Andreas, MITTAG Jürgen (eds), Fifteen into one? The European Union and its member states. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003, ISBN 0 7190 5849 X, 472 s., notes, bibliography, subject index.

  5. There is no compulsory structure for a review, but it should contain these elements (not necessarily in the following order):

    - brief information about the author

    - broader context of contemporary issues related to the review

    - structure

    - summary of main aims and arguments (where relevant), summary of the theoretical and ideological position of the publication

    - main theoretical and expert contribution, weaknesses

    - target group (i.e. audience – students, public, experts?)