Writing a review for students around the world is penal servitude. In fact, there is nothing complicated or tedious in this. You can even have fun if you approach the task correctly. Here are a few simple steps, after doing which you will be able to write a brief but informative review.
Criteria for correct review: full information about the author of the book, title, topic, year of publication, key points of the narrative. Analytical approach: all good and bad that is in the work are investigated and justified. The average volume of the review is from 1,000 to 3,000 characters. If more is already a critical article, if less – reader feedback. Analysis of a recently published book: the reviewer does it from scratch, and not under the influence of other people’s opinions. Mention previous works and regalia of the author, without servility or bias.
The reviews can be classified: on the object – music, films, theatrical productions, in our case – non-fiction books;
On the subject, i.e. the paper writer of the review – an expert, an ordinary reader or a person to whom the author paid for a positive response;.
Book reviews can be conditionally divided into:
Detailed professional analysis;
Short reviews-articles written by readers;
The essay with the dominant personal opinion about the book and the attitude to the author;
Auto reviews, when the author expresses his work;
It is necessary to read the book several times – first from the standpoint of an ordinary reader, and then with a view to making a critical analysis. In the process, you can arm with a pad, paper bookmarks or stickers. Do not read other reviews about the book, so as not to write other people’s words. Yes, your opinion may differ drastically from the majority opinion. Write, do not be afraid of “holivar” – a competent review will only be a plus.
Remember the rule: the more negative opinions you have about the book, the more arguments you need to give in its favor. The review in this case will be more extensive. Use in equal proportions logic and emotions. Do not try mental (and sometimes animal and physical) fear of the author – if you bought a book, and did not download from the torrent tracker, then you have the right to argue.