Critical review writing is one of the most interesting written tasks where you can express your personal viewpoint on the book read. The most peculiar feature of a good critical review is your critical evaluation of the book reviewed.
A book review differs a bit from a critical review. A critical review should present your subjective point of view on a book, while a usual book review requires objectivity.
In order to get a clear picture of how this task should look like, you may use examples of critical reviews. The most common structuring of examples of critical reviews is as follows:
- Title. As a rule, the title of a critical review is very similar to an entry in a bibliography. Here the author’s name, book’s title, general volume, number of pages and publisher are stated;
- Introduction. This part of a book critical review presents the writer’s evaluation of the importance of considering and reviewing this very book. Here the writer also explains how his/her critical review will be organized;
- Summary of the text. One or two sentences are quite enough to tell what the reviewed book is about;
- Writer’s evaluation of the book. Here the writer interprets the plot of the book and its characters in his/her own way or approves/disapproves somebody’s viewpoints on the problem;
- Conclusion. Critical books review does not always require a conclusion. So, it is up to you to decide whether to reiterate the overall view of your text made or not.
Critical mass reviews are easier to do on the basis of the literature review outline made beforehand. So, if you want your paper to sound more proficiently, try to think over every issue you will include into your own outline.