1. Critique the author. Provide a background history of the author. Where is he/she from? What is his/her background as far as education, other publications, and any awards? You need to determine whether the author is qualified to write about the subject and if he/she shows any biases in the presentation of the material. 2. Critique the book. What is the author’s topic? How does he present the information? What is his thesis? How effective is he in presenting his thesis? What evidence does the author cite to support his/her thesis? 3. Critique the sources. What sources, if any, does the author use? What type of sources are used, primary or secondary? Does the author utilize all the available sources?