Calling All Students to Put Their Writing Skills to the Test!




An exciting opportunity has arrived for students to get involved with the Library of Wales series. 


To win a cash prize and Library of Wales book tokens, all you have to do is write a review about what you like (or didn't like) about a title in the series. 

The university competition will be judged by Dr Kirsti Bohata, who specialises in Welsh writing in English. 
The secondary competition will be judged by Mr Ravi Pawar, Headteacher of Blackwood Comprehensive School.


The most important thing to remember is not to be afraid to say what you think about the book! Be honest. 


Remember, a book review tells not only what a book is about, but also how successful it is at what it is trying to do. 
Here are a few qusetions to consider when writing your review:
What are the author’s viewpoint and purpose?
What are the author’s main points?
What kind of evidence does the author use to prove his or her points? Is the evidence convincing? 
How does this book relate to other books on the same topic?
How successful do you think the author was in carrying out the overall purposes of the book?
After you’ve completed your review, be sure to proofread it carefully for errors and typos!
Reviews should be submitted to: (with the subject: University Competition/School Competition) no later than 11pm 31 January, 2014. 
The very best of luck!

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