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Writing an A-Grade Critical Review of a Product or a Service

First of all, let’s define what a critical review is. Some people confuse critical reviews with negative reviews, believing that they should throw mud at the product or service reviewed. However, that’s not true. A critical review is an objective analysis that highlights both the positive and negative aspects of the discussed subject. More information about a critical review can be found at educational websites such as https://student.unsw.edu.au/writing-critical-review

So, how to write an A-grade critical review of a product or a service? Let’s find out.

A review is an in-depth research and analysis, meaning that you cannot just browse the web for other similar reviews of a product or a service (such as Trustpilot Mackeeper Customer Reviews) and then tune them up a little to create your own review. Well, of course you CAN do it, but don’t get surprised if you receive a grade that is lower than you expected. For an A grade, you should craft your own review, based on your own thoughts and impressions.

To write a good review, you should comprehensively study the subject and identify your own – not someone else’s – pros and cons of the product or service that you are critically reviewing. For example, a software product can have a brilliant user interface design but poor functionality or bugs. A service, such as online money transfers, may be quick and convenient, but lack response from customer support. All these moments should be collected and properly documented, maybe supported with a table or a graph.

To sum up, when reviewing a product or a service, please pay attention to the following characteristics:

  1. Whether this product or service is trusted by its customers and is recommended by experts.
  2. Whether this product or service is simple and easy to use even for beginners.
  3. Whether this product or service has helpful and responsive customer support.
  4. Whether this product or service has not too “salesy” and annoying ads.
  5. Whether this product or service does what you want and expect.
  6. Whether this product or service is free of charge or cheap, and/or has no hidden charges.