Critique of the book, Indians Wear Red: Colonialism, Resistance, and Aboriginal Street Gangs.

You are required to write an 8-10 page critique of the book, Indians Wear Red: Colonialism, Resistance, and Aboriginal Street Gangs. This assignment is worth 25% of your final grade and is not a standard book review or critique, the assignment is designed specifically for this course. If you have questions contact me for clarification. BEFORE YOU BEGIN O Read the book and keep track of any themes or important points in each chapter O Record important quotes that you can use in your review to support your argument. O Pay attention to if the authors failed to mention any key points or issues

O Watch the Writing a University Paper lecture. Organization of Review Introduction (1-2 paragraphs) O Provide a broad overview of the book or topic.

O Biographical information: authors, title, edition, publisher, place of publication, year

O You may want to include the thesis of the book in your introduction.

O Thesis (ie. what is your paper about; how is your paper going to flow) o Sometimes it is easier to write your thesis last. The body of Paper (7-9 pages) O Discuss each chapter o Provide a brief summary of each chapter. ie. what is the key point(s) or argument(s) the authors are trying to make?

o Analyze the material of each chapter and make your own assessment. For example, do you agree with the authors? Provide evidence. For example, if the authors say poverty is the reason why Aboriginal youths join gangs but you do not agree, do not simply say they are wrong, provided evidence to support your opinion/argument. o Avoid using too many direct quotes (1 per page is acceptable), instead, paraphrase and remember to cite.

O The body of your paper must be related directly to your thesis.

O If you use outside sources they should be of academic quality

O Remember to keep the focus of your assignment on Indians Wear Red. Conclusion (1-2 paragraphs) O Provide a summary of your papers main points. Your conclusion should balance the book’s strengths and weaknesses in order to unify your review. Activate Windows

❑ Would you recommend this book to others? Why or why not?

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