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WRITING A REVIEW

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What does a Review look like?


1.Reviews are simple to present. They consist of a title and author name

   followed by several paragraphs that make up the review.

2. For some reviews you may wish to include a rating system e.g star ratings

3. Some reviews you may also wish to include a picture to illustrate what you

    are reviewing.

4. Take a look at this example then read the table on the next page which

    breaks it down into its components and explains them.

 

DVD

FeatureExplanation
Title1. This can be as simple as the name of the thing you
are reviewing or you can be inventive.
2. For example if you are reviewing a mobile phone you
could title it with the model of the phone or a
description of it e.g Stupendous Smartphone.
3. Or if you were reviewing a holiday it could be
“Summer Holiday” or “Carefree Caribbean Cruise”
4. Make use of techniques such as alliteration and puns
to draw people into reading your review.
Author1. Remember to include who is writing the review, you.
2. Make sure you always put “reviewed by ….” not “by…”
you are writing the review, you are not the creator of
the product you are reviewing.
Rating 1. This is optional but is a good way for your readers to
get a quick overview on your opinion.
2. It can be shown in the form of stars, thumbs up/down,
percentage or something more particular e.g
reviewing a sci-fi film rate it with planets or aliens.
Image 1. This is also optional but is useful for the reader so
they know exactly what product/thing you are
reviewing.
2. In your exam you don’t have to physically draw a
picture you can just draw a box a label it “image of
DVD” or “image of foreign hotel”.
Main Paragraphs1. There should be three-five well written paragraphs
that talk about your opinion of the thing you are
reviewing.
2. Make sure they are in full sentences and follow on
from each other well.
3. Make use of different techniques to keep them
interesting and varied e.g:
○ Alliteration
○ Pun
○ Hyperbole
○ Simile/Metaphor
○ Statistics
○ Rhetorical questions
○ List of 3

 

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