Discover what's available

in the edu world

Good Article review – What is really needed

Have you ever wondered what is needed to compile a good article review? Let’s dive into the notion itself and figure everything out about it from the very beginning. The scheme is not very difficult, vice versa.

Have you ever heard about the article review?

The article review is an expression of somebody’s opinion in the written form. It looks like an essay and even some people may call it a typical essay. If you want to buy a book, for example, you can read the reviews about it, whether it is worth reading and wasting the time, the same goes with movie, reviews have become a very important part of the evaluation. The article review, in general, is the representation of a critical view on something.

Typical article review usually comprises:

  • Summing up;
  • Getting acquainted with the topic described;
  • Singling out several problems;
  • Expressing critical opinion.

Several ideas before you begin writing a review

  1. Examine the subject carefully which you will be further describing. Before writing anything down look through everything, keep in mind that it is just your opinion.
  2. Put emphasis on those moments which touched you the most. If you want to highlight things that seemed most interesting to you be specific, express why did it touch you and what amazed you.
  3. Elaborate an outline just to order your thoughts. Structuring the thoughts helps a lot and saves time.

The typical scheme of writing an article review is the following:

  1. Title;
  2. Introduction;
  3. Summing up;
  4. Conclusion;
  5. Citations.

At first, you need to make up a title. Try to impress the reader, think of the most creative ways which can be interesting. You may use rhetorical questions, for example, just any means just to make your review different from hundreds.

Next is the introduction, which introduces the topic and gives some initial ideas for meditating. A good introduction is an important part because it keeps the reader’s interest to proceed the reading your review. Don’t overload it with unnecessary information, just brief facts.

While compiling the summary part pay attention to the most important moments and insights expressed in your personal understanding. It is your opinion and perception, so be straight with what you want exactly to say. Write down what impressed you most of all and why what do you think about the work. Mention also what did exactly influence on your opinion, what led you to that particular way of thinking.

Expressing the critique don’t forget to be accurate, that is how everybody can see and try to understand your way of perception and thinking. Examine what might have been better elaborated, provide your constructive arguments about what you disagree with. Before expressing your thoughts think about the significance, whether it worth to be expressed, always be polite.

The conclusion is needed to finish everything you’ve written above. Those are usually several sentences which give a total evaluation of the work. In this part of your review you express the final thoughts and close the topic.

Sometimes people use different citations just to prove their point of view. There are so many wonderful quotations which tell about the wisdom, coming from the elder generations.