The Art of the Review Show Notes for Episode 13 The Short Review

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In this episodeYelena and Robert discuss the benefits and drawbacks of writing short reviews. Yelena mentions The New Yorker's regular Briefly Noted reviews, which prove without a doubt that writing skill matters in the short review. Robert then interviews H-Diplo review editor Seth Offenbach about Seth's process for determining review length and what he looks for in a review. H-Net Reviews does not stipulate a program-wide word count, but we tend concur with Seth's opinion that 1,200-1,500 words is usually best. Don't miss this conversation if you are a reviewer wondering how to go about writing a review for the first time.

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The Art of the Review is produced by Robert Cassanello and Yelena Kalinsky, and sponsored by H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online and the University of Central Florida's Center for Humanities & Digital Research.