To view or to Review?

Writing Reviews

Essentially the difference between a review and a resume is the lenght of your document. A review should be no more than few pages and be very direct and to the point. In the same style than an executive summary. On the other hand a resume is more like a shortened version of the book, with a lenght of no more than ±10% of the book. Note that these are general guidelines and each review or resume is particular and need to be addressed on a per case basis.


Don't try to search for a review on the internet using a search engine and then present that review as if it were yours. This is called plagiarism and will get you into so many troubles that it is better to avoid it altogether. I would also advise against reading few reviews/resumes before writting your own. If you do so you will have troubles not rewritting what you read. Better to read the book and make your own conclusions. This will result in a stronger argumentation in your review/resume. having finished your review/resume you can then check and compar with others to see if you have missed any key point(s).

Critical Approach

Remember that a review is not a survey. It is not about comprehensively listing all features or items and giving some information about each. It is about writing a critical view of a topic, giving your judgment with argument and also declaring your opinion.