Tips for writing great reviews
The goal of a review is to evaluate or judge something. We judge things every day. For example, you have a favourite band or television show, and you like one supermarket more than you like another. These are judgements. When you write a review, your job is to state your opinion or judgement and support it. You do this by presenting reasons and evidence.
The best reviews are passionate and personal. They offer a rich narrative, a wealth of detail, and a helpful tip or two for readers.
- Think about your recent experience when playing a game or watching a match - could you add details that would help readers come to the same conclusion?
- Try detailing your favorite (or least favorite) games or players in comparison.
- Talk about how and why you're reviewing the game or player. What is the special quality that made you pick up a pen?
- Highlight a moment that had a positive or negative impact on you.
- Include tips about why or how improvements should be made.
- Finally, summarise and score the overall quality. Make a stand. The review can be negative, positive, or mixed. Your job is to support that opinion with details and evidence. Even if readers disagree with you, they need to see how you reached your conclusions.
Are you feeling more assured? Write your first review.