While writing a review of a website or app, we face the problem that how to start it and how to take it to the end. With the help of today’s article, you will be able to write any type of review, not only a website or app. A ‘ Review’ is an evaluation of a product/website/app or a summary of another writer’s article. For correct results in reviewing a website/app or an article, one must understand the main point and logic of the product. The key ingredients of any review are the rational evaluation of the article’s main topic, supporting reasoning, and anticipation of future research. Here are some guidelines for writing reviews.
Preparing to Write a Review
When writing a review, you can write down the main ideas, arguments, and method of thought. Next, write a summary of the results and then explains the product’s contribution and overall impact in the field.
- Reviews offer a lot more than just thought. First, you will have to do your study to respond to or use their ideas, theories, and research. Your review should be based on your thoughtful reasoning.
- ‘Article review’ reviews the author’s research only. It does not present any new research.
- ‘Article review’ presents both the summary and evaluation of the article.
- Think about setting up an article review. Before you begin reading the article you want to review, you need to understand how to set up your article review. This will help you read the article to write a good review.
You can set up your review in the following parts:
- Submit a summary of the article. Focus on critical points, claims, and information.
- Discuss the positive aspects of the article. Think about what the author has done well, what good points have been made, and look closely.
- Recognize contradictions, gaps, and inconsistencies in the text. Ensure there is enough data and research available to substantiate the author’s claims. Find any unanswered questions in the article.
- Begin by looking at the title, summary, introduction, subject, the opening sentence of each paragraph, and conclusion. Then read the opening paragraphs and then the conclusion. These methods can help you identify the author’s arguments and main points. Then read the entire article. Finally, read it for a clear description – that is, the complete logic and point the article is making.
- Make a note of the words and points that you do not understand and your questions.
- Look at the terms and concepts that you are unfamiliar with to understand the article in its entirety.
- Read the article carefully. Use a highlighter to make notes or mark essential sections. Highlight key points and supporting facts. Don’t: Highlight each paragraph – just the main point.
- Connect your existing knowledge on the subject with what you read in the article. Think about things you discussed in class or other articles you read. Do you agree or disagree with the article with prior knowledge? Is it built on other knowledge of the field? Decide how the article you are reviewing corresponds or differs from the texts you have read on the subject.
- Make sure you understand the article completely because this is the only way to write a good article.
- Write the article in your own words. You can write it as an independent paragraph or outline. Begin by writing the article in your own words.
- Focus on the arguments, research, and claims made in the article. Make sure to include all the critical points. Don’t: try to edit or write in new words.
- Of course: Give a clear and logical structure to test your understanding.
- Either way, outline the main points made in the article and supporting research or arguments. Again, this is a completely revised statement and does not reflect your views.
- After putting the article in your own words, decide which parts of the article you would like to discuss in the review. You will focus on the theory approach, content, presentation, interpretation of evidence, or style. You will always discuss the article’s main points, but you can also focus on specific aspects at some point. This becomes convenient if you want to focus the review on the subject matter of a course.
- Review the outline of the summary to remove unnecessary portions. Eliminate or omit less important arguments or supplementary information.
- Outline your evaluation. Review each item in the summary of the article to see if the author was accurate and clear. Write down all examples of effective writing, new contributions to this area, and areas of the article that need improvement. Make a list of advantages and disadvantages. The article’s merit may be that it presents a clear result of a particular issue. It may be lacking that it does not offer any new information or solutions. Use definite examples and references. For example, the article may contain inaccurate facts from a famous study. Write this note in your outline, and then look at the facts of the study to confirm your observation.
Think about the following questions to help you get attracted to and review the article:
- What is the purpose of the article?
- What is the theoretical framework or forecast?
- Are the key concepts clearly defined?
- How good is the evidence?
- How relevant are the article in literature and the field?
- Will it enhance the information on the topic?
- How clear is the author’s writing?
DON’T: Include superficial opinions and personal reactions.
DO: Take care of your prejudices so that you can overcome them.
Write Article Review
Think Title: This headline should reflect the focus of your review. Choose a clear title, descriptive title, or interrogative title.
Cite the article: Below the title, properly cite the article’s full citation. Begin your essay on the next line. Don’t leave a line between the quote and the first line.
Identify the article: Begin your review by referencing the article’s title and author, the journal’s title, and year of publication in the first paragraph. For example, The article “Condom use will increase the spread of AIDS” was written by a Catholic priest, Antoine Zimmerman. Write a preface. The introduction to an article review will contain an identifying sentence. It will also describe the central core theme of the article and the arguments and claims of the author. It would help if you also mentioned the author’s thesis in it. Sometimes, there are many points in a thesis. The thesis may not be explicitly mentioned in the article, so you must decide the thesis yourself.
DON’T: State the statement in the first person (I).
DO: Explain the overall impact of the entire article formally and academically in the review.
- Your introduction should be only 10-25% of the review.
- End your introduction with your thesis. Your thesis should mention the issues mentioned above. For example: While the author made some excellent points, the article is biased and distorted data from another analysis about the effectiveness of condoms.
- Summarize the article. Write the article’s main points, arguments, and results in your own words, referencing your summary for help. Show how the article substantiates the claims. Be sure to include the conclusions of the article. It can be done in multiple paragraphs, while its length will depend on the requirement created by your instructor or publisher.
DON’T: Give specific examples, figures, or background information familiar to experts in the field.
DO: Cover the main points of each part according to the available space.
- Use the author’s direct examples sparingly.
- Review the summary you have written. Read it several times to make sure your words accurately describe the author’s article.
Write your review: Use an outline of your thoughts to write several paragraphs on how well the author addressed the topic. Express your thoughts to state whether the article was a clear, complete, and helpful explanation of the topic. It is the essence of your article review. Next, evaluate the article’s contribution to the field and its importance. Next, evaluate the main points and arguments of the article. Decide whether the author’s points support his discussion. Recognize if there is any bias. Decide whether you agree with the author, then provide adequate support, why or why not. Finally, suggest which readers would benefit from reading this article.
DON’T: Fill your review with a list of irrelevant criticisms.
DO: Form your thesis, building your complaints and praise into a coherent argument.
- Support your review with article evidence or other text.
- The summary part is essential for your review. You should explain the author’s reasoning in the summary section so that your assessment appears prudent.
- Remember, here you can’t say whether you liked the article or not. You are assessing the importance and relevance of the article.
- Use topic sentences and supporting arguments for each idea. For example, you might mention a particular strength in the first sentence of the opinion section, followed by several sentences to elaborate on its importance.
Concluding an article review:
In one paragraph, summarize the article’s main points, along with your thoughts about importance, accuracy, and clarity. If appropriate, also comment about further research or discussion in this area. It should be 10% of your entire essay. For example, this critical review rated the article “Condom use will increase the spread of AIDS” by Antoine Zimmerman. The arguments given in the article result in biased, controversial articles that lack relevant details and contain false information. These things weaken the author’s reasoning and reduce his credibility.
- Reread the review.
- See Errors in Grammar, Procedure, Usage.
- Cut out any extra, unwanted information.
Make sure you have identified and discussed the article’s 3-4 main points.