Sep 27

How to Write a Review

Writing a Review
With any kind of review using specific description and giving a full opinion and supporting reasons is very important. Try to avoid general statements and explain your opinion with details, examples, etc.

Movie Review
• Introduction (title, release date, cast, background information)
• Summary of the story (usually just the beginning)
• Creative elements (dialogues, characters, use of colors, camera techniques, mood, tone, symbols, costumes or anything that contributes or takes away from the overall plot)
• Opinion (supported with examples and facts from the story)
• Conclusion (announcing whether the filmmaker was successful in his/her purpose, re-state your evidence, explain how the motion picture was helpful for providing a deeper understand of course topic)

Product Review
• Introduction (What is the reader’s problem, how does the product solve that problem (or not)
Eg. “For those of us who are new to the world of digital photography, choosing the right camera is not an easy task. The revolutionary new ZoomPro 2000 camera makes shooting daytime and nighttime action simpler and professional-looking.
• Body (Describe the product specifically: price, size, features, target audience, etc.)
• Conclusion (Give your opinion of the product)

Store / Restaurant / Place Review
• Introduction (name, location, type, background information, good for what kind of occasion?)
• Describe some of the products or dishes in detail
• Conclusion (Give your opinion of the place)
*** Menu is usually singular, it refers to the list of foods. You can refer to these as ‘dishes’ or as ‘entrees’, ‘sides’,
‘desserts’, etc. ***