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Suggested Links Structure of the Five Paragraph Essay http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/essay/ Digital Press Review Guidelines http://www.digitpress.com/reviews/index_main.htm What Makes a Good Review by Matt Gamber http://www.digitpress.com/archives/arc00159.htm
Review Structure Use the "five paragraph essay" structure. We are not telling a linear story, we are reviewing consumer products. So we need to have an introductory paragraph containing a motivator, thesis, and blueprint, at least three supporting paragraphs with topics and supporting sentences, and a conclusion that rewords the thesis and includes a clincher.
An easier way to think of this is with this layout: General point of review Supporting reasons Restated point based upon the stated supporting reasons
Title: Love Hina Publisher: Bandai Developer: Production I.G. Type: Television series Volume: 1/6 Format: DVD Length: 100 minutes Content rating: Mild Review rating: Excellent Written by: Sean Robinson [images attached]
Someone looking for a fun time and a little romance should watch the anime Love Hina. The show is easily accessible as a mysterious, light-hearted, action-filled romance with points of drama intersperced. Keitaro Urashima, the protagonist of the show, is a college applicant who is trying desparately to get into Tokyo University to fulfill his promise with a girl he made years ago. Fate sees him as the manager of an all-girls dormatory where he long ago made this promise. Keitaro believes he may well find this girl here even before he meets her at Tokyo U. However, his quest for romance is daunted by the zany dormers, who oppose him at every turn. The inventive Koala-Su fires missles at him, the swordswoman Motoko constantly attacks our hero, the lush Mitsune always schemes to get him in awkward situations, innocent Shinobu puts him in difficult circumstances, and college-hopeful Naru always seems to end up with Keitaro in odd, suggestive predicaments. The girls eventually soften towards Urashima, and even begin to have feelings towards him. This makes poor Keitaro's life even more complicated than before. This also adds extra duress on the viewer, as it makes it even more unclear who Keitaro's fated love may be, and if the viewer wants him to end up with her over the viewer's personal preference. The early episodes provide little story advancement and much comedy, but do evolve the characters from their initial stereotypes. Soon we find ourselves as viewers deeply embroiled with Keitaro and the girl's lives, as more of the shroud around the mystery is slowly unraveled but is compensated by the growing feelings of all involved parties. The final episodes find the drama so thick one could cut it with a knife, but we are still provided with relief by the occasional comedic moment. Love Hina certainly interests viewers with its promising concept, humor, and soft-handed approach, but keeps them involved with a romantic mystery point and suprising depth. In the end, the audience is just as suprised as Keitaro at the outcome of the promise, and everyone ends up feeling we lived right along the residents of the dorm for each and every turn.