The first two chapters of the book I am writing for my American Government class are now on-line. Everyone capable of thoughtful commentary is invited to look at them and make any constructive comments whatsoever. The book is targeted to college students, and is designed to replace $80-$100 textbooks of dubious value. I want to challenge the students to be analytical. I want the book to be readable, so I don’t want to either talk down to them, be too dry and academical, or shoot so high over their heads they can’t catch up (shooting a little over their heads so they have to stretch is ok, though).
It’s hard to judge one’s own writing, it’s easy to lose focus within a chapter, and I simply don’t know everything, despite my best efforts to persuade you all that I do. I would appreciate comments that help me know if the focus and tone seem to work, whether I’ve got my facts right, and anything else that anyone’s particular expertise can contribute. All I can offer in return is a thank you when I get the book published.
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