Slapping Waiters

Hi Class!

So, today we began our focus on how to approach review writing. I think we had quite a useful discussion (except for that rather amusing tangent involving pearlenta during) .

We looked at quite a few reviews and many ironic examples. By the way, you can go look at the Three Wolf Moon T-shirt wikipedia page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Wolf_Moon

All these were meant as an amusing segue into the real substance of review writing. We’re going to be talking a lot about the formal aspects of reviews. But as we go through the week, I want us to think about what would constitute a really useful review. And what would constitute a very entertaining review. In the comments below, can you tell me what you would find useful in a review, say, of a product you were thinking of buying or of a hotel you were thinking of visiting?

See you all tomorrow!

Best,

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9 Comments

  1. What i would find useful in a review is that it must have relevant information! for example, since i would want to buy something, i would make sure that i also read other reviews because other people’s opinions could convince me to purchase the item but on the other hand, there is just this one person that has something negative to say about an item! So either way i would purchase the item and see for myself although, it may be hard buying the item because you are not really sure if it is worth it

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    1. Good Tsepile! I think relevancy is very a good thing to keep in mind, even when we’re writing our own reviews. We would definitely want to keep to the topic at hand and not go into detail about something that wouldn’t be informative to our reader.

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  2. I think reviews help people decided whether they want to buy or use the product. People give their personal experiences which convinces the readers more because some companies exaggerate about their product to try sell it. But people who have used it and write reviews comment truthfully on it so they are more believable.

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  3. Reviews are meant to help other people to make decisions based on what you have experienced. The review must be detailed and it must have all the positives and the negatives of the place or the product. The review must be personal and realistic to help the reader.Lastly it should be truthful.

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  4. Reviews help people think of an advantage and a disadvantage of a product but in the end it makes it difficult to choose what one would want to buy. People also give their own opinion about what they think of a certain product.

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  5. In a Review for a hotel I am wanting to visit, what I would find useful if the review contained all aspects of the hotel itself. For example, how close it is to the beach front, or how big the rooms really are, or even how well the customer service is there. This will give me the idea of how truthful the hotel prochure is. Overall, i would want the reviewer to be as honest as possible, to paint me a picture of how the hotel really is. The comments must use informative language, for example, “It was so amazing there!” and that is the end of the review. That is not Informative at all. I would like to know why it was so amazing. Logical reasons must be included.

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