Utopia by Thomas Moore
LBST 490 – Seminar in Great Books Value Assessment Reviews – Guidelines Spring 2021
1. Evaluate the book(Utopia)under review according to the criteria listed in “Assessing the Value of a Great Book,” added below and in a separate document. Try to offer a balanced view, neither all bad nor all good, but do offer a concluding summary in which you weigh in on whether you think the book should or shouldn’t be on a Great Books list.
2. Your own ideas are fine. Feel free – not required – to borrow ideas from any number of sources, but if you do, please cite them
3. Exceptionally good – grade A – papers will not only be well written, but will refer to at least one scholarly/academic/peer-reviewed journal for some outside perspective or validation. The scholarly journal could be in a social science field such as psychology, sociology, or anthropology, but for most of the books, wider/deeper relevance is likely to be found in the fields of literature or history.
4. Whatever your argument may be, back it up with quotations from or specific references to the Great Book text. Please include page numbers in parentheses.
5.When not quoting, use your own voice. Awkward grammar choices will be forgiven as long as they are not the result of mere sloppiness/laziness. Please use some sort of grammar check.
6. Length = 3-4 double-spaced pages, not including any title or reference pages. ALP or MLA formatting both fine.
You will write about Utopia by Thomas Moore and answer the following questions
Has influenced culture or society by challenging some social construct or taboo, or by acknowledging some acute social conflict.
Has an engrossing story with a satisfying ending or possible plot twist.
Provides new perspectives on the cosmos, life, and/or humanity.For more information on Utopia by Thomas Moore read this:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_(book)