Definition of Review Text
Review Text adalah jenis teks bahasa Inggris yang mempunyai tujuan meninjau atau menilai suatu karya, baik film, buku, lukisan dan lain sebagainya.
Penilaian ini memiliki tujuan untuk mengetahui dan menginformasikan kualitas, kelebihan, serta kekurangan yang dimiliki oleh karya tersebut.
Generic Structure Review Text
- Orientation/Introduction: Background/latar belakang informasi dari teks. Orientation/Introduction terletak di awal paragraf review, berisikan pengenalan tentang sebuah karya/benda yang akan ditinjau. Gambaran umum tersebut dapat berupa nama, kegunaan, dan sebagainya.
- Evaluations: Yaitu kalimat yang menjurus ke : judgement, opinion, or recommendation. It can consist of more than one. Berisi gambaran detail dari sebuah karya, yaitu menceritakan kelebihan, keunikan, kualitas, serta hal-hal yang membuatnya menarik dengan memberikan gambaran yang lebih detail terhadap suatu karya atau benda yang akan direview.
- Interpretative Recount: Ringkasan dari sebuah karya seni termasuk karakter dan plot. Penulis memberikan pendapat atau pandangannya terhadap mengenai karya atau benda yang direviewnya.
- Evaluative Summation: Pendapat terakhir yang terdiri dari penilaian atau garis pukulan dari karya seni dikritik. Setelah memberikan penjelasan di evaluasi dan pandangan penulis sendiri di bagian interpretasi, di bagian ini penulis memberikan komentar mengenai karya atau benda yang diulas berharga atau tidak untuk calon pembeli.
Review Text: Language Characteristic
- Fokus pada specific participants.
- Menggunakan kata sifat/adjective.
- Menggunakan klausa yang panjang (long clause) dan kompleks.
- Menggunakan gaya metafora Review Texy Simple.
- Menggunakan present tense.
Examples of Review Text
Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix
I absolutely love the Harry Potter series, and all of the books will always hold a special place in my heart.
I have to say that of all of the books, however, this was not my favorite.
When the series began it was as much of a “feel good” experience as a huge mug of hot cocoa. The stories were bright, fast-paced, intriguing, and ultimately satisfying.
Order of the Phoenix is a different kind of book. In some instances this works…you feel a whole new level of intensity and excitement by the time you get to the end. I was truly moved by the last page. Other times the book just has a slightly dreary, depressing feel.
The galloping pace of the other books has slowed to a trot here, and parts of it do seem long, as if we’re reading all about Harry “just hanging out” instead of having his usual adventures. Reading in detail about Harry cleaning up an old house, for example – housekeeping is still housekeeping, magical or no, and I’m not very interested in doing it or reading about other people doing it.
A few other changes in this book – the “real” world comes much more in to play rather than the fantasy universe of the previous books, and Harry has apparently been taken off his meds. I know that he had a lot to be grumpy in this book, especially with being a teenager and all, but the sudden change in his character seemed too drastic. He goes from being a warm-hearted, considerate person to someone who will bite his best friend’s heads off over nothing. It just seemed like it didn’t fit with his character, as he turned into a walking cliché of the “angry teen” overnight.
The “real” story seemed to happen in the last 1/3 of the book, and this part I loved. I actually liked the ending (and yes, I cried!) as sad as it was. It packed a punch and it made me care about the story even more. Still a really good book, with some editing it would have been great.
The Maze Runner
Maze runner is a movie that is adapted from James Dashner novel with the same name. This movie tells us about a group of people who tried to get out of a place called Glade, but they need to go through the maze which has a dangerous creature called Grievers.
This movie tells about a boy named Thomas, wakes up inside an underground service elevator with no memory of his identity. A group of male youths greets him in a large grassy area called the Glade that is enclosed by tall, stone walls. Every month, a new boy and supplies arrive in the elevator.
The boys, called Gladers, have formed a rudimentary society with each assuming specialized tasks, they have been in the Glade for about three years.
Alby, their leader and the first to arrive in the Glade, says every boy eventually recalls his name, but none remember their past. The boy learns that a vast Maze surrounding the Glade may provide the only way out. During the day, designated Runners search the Maze for an escape route, returning before nightfall when the entrance closes. No one has ever survived a night inside the Maze.
Then, the condition of the Glade starting to change when a female named Teresa comes as the last person in the Glade. One day, the leader Alby gets stung by a Griever. Then Thomas replaces Alby place as the runner and he becomes Minho’s partner. The two of them then try to find the way out from the maze.
The acting of all the casts is awesome. The development of the character is also good. But, the movie would be more alive if there is a romance scene. Because, as we know that romance is often caught the audience’s attention.
I think this movie is a great science-fiction movie. The movie shows us how to fight for life. The movie also shows that we can live with any races. For example, are Minho and Alby. So, this movie is good for anyone to watch.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel is a product of a famous skin care brand from South Korea. The texture of the gel is thick and the color is clear green. This product can be applied on your skin for various purposes such as moisturizing sleeping pack, a base for your Makeup, aftershave remedy, hair gel/hair treatment, eye mask, sunburn treatment, nail essence, and also as a lotion for your whole body.
This product contains extract from aloe vera leaf, alcohol and spearmint extract. It can easily be found in many online shops and also marketplace on the internet with the price of around 100 to 150 thousand rupiah.
The initial package of the product is a round bowl made of thick plastic with a tight cap on top of it. The color of the package is green. There are two large round stickers containing the name of the product and also the elements or ingredients of the product on the cap and on the bottom of the package.
The initial package contains 300 ml of the aloe vera gel. Currently, this product is also available in the form of a tube which contains 250 ml of the gel.
The original package of the product is too large to be brought on a trip, but we can solve it by having the tube version instead of the bowl version. The description of the product on the sticker is in Korean, so it may not be friendly for users from other countries such as Indonesia.
The texture of the gel allows us to use just a few of it every time we want to apply it to our skin, so it is very economical. The combination of alcohol and also spearmint extract has made the fragrance of aloe vera from the gel to be strong, it may be relaxing and fresh for some users but may also be uncomfortable for others.
This product is very good for our skin, it can help us to nourish our skin so we can have beautiful, glowing and healthy skin. The price may seem expensive, but as we only need to take a small amount of it when we use it, it is going to be worth it. Users with sensitive skin may want to be careful in using the product because it contains alcohol.