UseChicago Style Footnotes and formatting; double-space your paper; use 12 point Times New Roman Font; put page numbers in the lower right hand corner.
Begin with an introduction that explains your thesis, the author’s thesis and credentials, and outlines the rest of your paper. Then most of your paper should be dedicated to summarizing the most important evidence that the author uses to support his thesis. In your last 2-3 paragraphs you should evaluate the author’s use of evidence, compare the book with other books or articles (you can use McClay or JSTOR) on the subject, and conclude with a final evaluation of the book by discussing who would find it useful and why.