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Prewriting Questions for Book, Movie, or Play Reviews


The following questions are designed to help you generate and focus your ideas when writing a book, movie, or film review. You won't need to answer all of these questions for your paper, but many of the answers will help you discover information and focus your thinking.

What questions

When and Where questions

Who questions

How questions

Evaluation questions

After you have answered these questions, begin selecting and organizing the information that you'll include in your paper.

Once you've done the prewriting, you're ready to think about the requirements and structure of a review.


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This handout was written by Judith Kilborn for the Write Place, St. Cloud State University and may be copied for educational purposes only. If you copy this document, please include our copyright notice and the name of the writer; if you revise it, please add your name to the list of writers.

Last update: 28 September 1997

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