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A book report (or book review) is an exposition giving a short summary
of a book and a reaction to it. While it includes some details, a book report is usually tailored to its readers. Emphasis usually on a whole falls on aspects of the book related to the subject matter seen in an academic group of studies.
; 1 Format
o 1.1 Time required
; 2 See also
; 3 References
; 4 External links
Book reports usually follow a set format but may vary in length and complexity depending on the academic level at which they are set and the importance of the individual assignment. They are commonly assigned in primary and secondary schools.
 Time required
The time required for book report research and writing may vary from one to several weeks depending on the number of pages of the book to read and the complexity required by the teacher. It should be noted however that the term (report vs. review), the length, and the time commitment may vary widely as book reports are commonly used to assess reading comprehension and writing skill at a particular point in time and so are in no way standardized.
 See also
; Expository writing
; Academic writing
; The essay as a pedagogical tool
; Creative writing
; Book review
; Close reading
; Explication de Texte, a formal French format
; Sharon Sorenson, Webster's New World Student Writing Handbook,
Second Edition, Prentice Hall, New York. 1992. PP. 85-105.