The assignment is to read and write a review of a book that describes a place or a trip in North America, placing particular emphasis on whether and how the author creates (or fails to create) a sense of place for the reader. The review is to be approximately 5 pages.
There are many books that describe journeys and places in North America. A short list of examples is below, but rather than picking one of these, I would prefer that you find and suggest one that interests you. Before you begin, we need to have agreement on what book you are reviewing.
As background to this assignment, we will discuss in class the notion of a 'sense of place'. We will discuss the responsibilities of a book review writer, and, as needed, we will spend some time on standards of academic writing, and tools to support the academic writer.
Some others are here .
Another approach to finding a suitable book via the UH Library's Hawai'i Voyager system is this: In the (online) card catalog do an "Advanced" search specifying "description and travel" in the Subject (SKEY) and a place, area, or region of interest (e.g. "Great Plains") as a Keyword Anywhere (GKEY). This is a great tool/trick for finding gooks of a particular type or content (even when you don't know a title or author) in our library.