Five ways writing book reviews builds skills for work

Chances are that you’ve written quite a few book reviews in your time. These tasks ask us to not only read a book, but to also critically analyse the book, then write a summary and review of our thoughts which adds up to quite a bit of work. It can also be difficult to understand why we need to know this particular book in quite so much detail.

The thing is that adults use the skills they learnt writing book reviews all the time. For example, engineers use their skills to analyse client briefs and identify the key points, and office managers often take notes in meetings and summarise them into reports for other departments.

When you practice these skills at school on a random book, you’re building skills you’ll need throughout your life, and in practically every career path.

Find out the skills you build by writing book reviews here:


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