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A review is a critical evaluation of a text, event, object, or phenomenon. Reviews can consider books, articles, entire genres or fields of literature, architecture, art, fashion, restaurants, policies, exhibitions, performances, and many other forms.

Above all, a review makes an argument. The most important element of a review is that it is a commentary, not merely a summary. It allows you to enter into dialogue and discussion with the work's creator and with other audiences. It can offer agreement or disagreement and identify where you find the work exemplary or deficient in its knowledge, judgments, or organization.

"Book Reviews." The Writing Center. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, n.d. Web. 21 Apr 2011. <http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/review.html>.

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Greek and Latin languages and literatures

PC Romance languages
PD Germanic and Scandinavian languages
PE English languages
PJ Oriential and Semitic languages
PL Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
PN Literature (General)
PQ French, Italian, Spanish, & Portuguese
PR British literature
PS American literature
PT German, Dutch, and Scandinavian literature

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