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At the start of every calendar month we will draw one lucky winner, at random, from all the reviews we have received in the previous month, and they will be sent a Macmillan Reader.
What do I need to do?All you have to
1. Login into your account. If you don't have one already, now's the time to create one.
2. Once logged in, search for the course you want to review.
3. Once on the course or product page, scroll down to the bottom to 'Latest reviews'.
4. Click 'Add your review'.
5. Rate the product with the star system (out of 5) and then scribble down your review in the box below.
6. Submit. Done!
This competition is open to ALL of our global
customers who write a product review in English.
How do I write
1. Just focus on the bits you
like about the product, for example the class activities or our digital resources.
2. Weigh up the Pros and Cons
of the product – it’s all about an honest opinion!
3. Tell us a bit about you-
where are you writing from and where do you use the product.
When writing a review, it’s
important to follow some important steps to ensure your comments are as helpful
as possible to readers.
-Write as much as you can
without straying off the point.
-Be honest and constructive
– we can handle the truth!
-Make sure other users will
get something out of it – don’t mislead!
A great example:
“I am now teaching my first compact course (21 learners, twice a week – 4 hours) in two courses over the whole winter semester: 60 hours in all, using Global Pre-intermediate. Last year I piloted it over 2 weeks (30 hours) in an intensive course. And I just love this book. It is perfect for my style of teaching: so many options, lovely graphics, interesting new information – even for the teacher. The students are perpetually active and involved and love it too.”Sheila Gordon-Schroeder, Head of Department, English Language Teaching Centre, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Germany”
Above all else,
ensure your review has a fighting chance of winning by avoiding the following things:
mention the price; this may change
review our company as a whole; focus on the product
plagiarism (your review is ‘your’ review and should not be copied
from anywhere else)
review is beneficial to other English language students and teachers out there, but most of
all, it’s going to improve courses and products for you.