MSW 516 Module 8 Critical Analysis Book Review

Module 8 Critical Analysis Book Review
 
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is analyze the impact of the spread of Western ideas on mental health across the globe. Students will be assessed on their capacity to provide a constructive analysis and critique of the core components of the text.
Course Objectives

  • CO1: Critique and apply knowledge of multicultural purism when engaging individuals, families, communities, organizations, and groups.
  • CO5: Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation.
  • CO6: Apply clinically and culturally appropriate strategies in the context of intervening with individuals and families.

Requirements

  1. The Critical Analysis Assignment is worth 180 points and will be graded on use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization/effectiveness based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.
  2. Create your exercise using Microsoft Word (a part of Microsoft Office), which is the required format for all Chamberlain College documents. You can tell that the document is saved as a MS Word document because it will end in “.docx”
  3. Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about your assignment may be posted under the Q & A Forum.
  4. The length of the exercise is to be no less than 4 pages and no greater than 5 pages excluding title page and reference pages.
  5. APA format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headings (upper and lower case, centered, boldface):
    Note: Introduction – Write an introduction but do not use “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with the rules put forth in the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.

Guidelines
Critical analyses will be approximately 4-5pages in length. An essential feature of a good critical analysis is the reviewer’s ability to write concisely so that a comprehensive evaluation of the book can be obtained from a brief reading. So, do not write more, write more concisely – find creative ways to communicate your critical evaluation of the book in a short essay.
The point of a scholarly book analysis is not to summarize the content of the book, but to situate the merit of the book and to evaluate critically the author’s purpose, thesis, contentions, and methods of analysis. Hence, the bulk of the body of one’s review essay will be an evaluation of how convincing was the author’s presentation of their thesis, and a commentary on the book’s contribution to one’s understanding of important issues presented.
Among the features you will want to include in a strong review are:

  • A discussion of the author’s main contentions.
  • An assessment of the strong points or shortcomings of the book.
  • How does this book change the way one should think about the subject

Finally, you will want to make references to specific portions of the book to illustrate your evaluation. The challenge will be to do as much of this as possible and yet not let it interfere with the restricted length of the essay. In other words, find creative ways to give examples from the book in a limited space. Obviously, quotations should be kept to a minimum, and should rarely exceed one sentence.
Grading Criteria

Criteria Description
Authors main contentions are conveyed (40 Points) Analysis discusses the major contentions of the book.
Strengths and Shortcomings (40 points) Analysis addresses the major strengths and shortcomings of the book.
Impact of Text (40 points) Analysis addresses the ways in which the text changed the way they the student thought about the topic.
Clarity of Writing (40 points) Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (NO errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).
APA/page length (20 points)
  • All sources are credited using APA formatting
  • Paper is between 3-4 pages excluding title and reference pages.
Total (180 points) A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Rubric

MSW516: Crazy Like Us Book Critical Analysis Assignment
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Authors main contentions are conveyed
40 pts
Highest Level of performance
Analysis offers excellent contentions of the book
34 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
Analysis offers strong contentions of the book
30 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
Analysis offers marginal contentions of the book
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
Analysis offers no contentions of the book
40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Strengths and Shortcomings
40 pts
Highest Level of performance
The student offers an excellent analysis of the book’s strengths and shortcomings
34 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
Student offers strong analysis of the book’s strengths and shortcomings
30 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
Student offers marginal analysis of the book’s strengths and shortcomings
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
Student offers no analysis of the book’s strengths and shortcomings
40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Impact of Text
40 pts
Highest Level of performance
Students offers an excellent analysis of the book’s capacity to change the way they thought about the topic
34 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
Students offers a strong analysis of the book’s capacity to change the way they thought about the topic
30 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
Students offers a marginal analysis of the book’s capacity to change the way they thought about the topic
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
Students offers no analysis of the book’s capacity to change the way they thought about the topic
40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Clarity of Writing
40 pts
Highest Level of performance
Written content is clear, free from syntax and grammar issues and communicates intended thoughts effectively.
34 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
Written content is mostly clear, free from syntax and grammar issues and communicates intended thoughts effectively.
30 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
Written content is somewhat clear, free from syntax and grammar issues and communicates intended thoughts effectively.
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
Written content is not clear, has multiple syntax and grammar issues and does not communicate intended thoughts effectively.
40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Style/Page length
20 pts
Highest Level of performance
APA properly formatted with no more than one to two minor errors
16 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
Some APA errors in formatting with three to five errors and/or one to two citations missing.
14 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
APA formatting contains multiple errors and/or selected citations are missing.
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
APA formatting contains multiple errors and selected citations are missing.
20 pts
Total Points: 180