Chapter 8: Responding to Other Views

Learning Objectives

  • Write a review that incorporates background information to enhance your reader or viewer’s understanding of a work.
  • Critique a work by offering evidence so that readers can judge for themselves.

The review is a specific form of literary criticism that takes (usually) a work of art—a book, a movie, a dance, a play, a game, or an album—and delivers a judgment. Professional reviews are written by critics employed by newspapers or magazines, or critics writing online. More recently, ordinary folks have begun reviewing restaurants, instructors, medical doctors, and businesses online. It seems everyone’s a critic.


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