Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Rating System

Ever feel like you're splitting hairs over what to rate a book? My rating system was a little too specific, and it's been in need of reform for awhile. I decided to go with a bit of a teacher theme, since that's going to be my career, and so here are my new ratings, as if the books/authors I review are students:

Previously 5-4.5 stars
Means Amazing/Extremely Good-Highly Recommended; hardly any critiques

Previously 4 stars
Means Very Nice - Definitely Recommended; a few critiques & minor issues

Between 4-3.5 stars
Means Pretty Good, Overall Enjoyable - Recommended; moderate critiques/issues

Previously 3 stars
Means Just okay, but not necessarily Recommended; heavy critiques/issues

Between 2.5-3 stars
Means Did not like, and would Not Recommend; heavy critiques/issues

Previously 1-2.5 stars
Means I Really Didn't Like It!

And for those few extra-irksome novels, I bring in savvy Savonarola to do a little epileptic fit. But that doesn't happen much.

So maybe reviewing will be a little clearer, now. Thank you for visiting Imagination in Focus! :)

12 shout-outs!:

Sara said...

Wow I love it! :D

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

cool, looks great! i revamp my review system all the time, i kinda feel bad for my readers :P

Dazzling Mage said...

Haha, love the new system!

A Story Untold said...

The best rating system out there!I think you should promote it!!!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

great comment system! very cool :)

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Nice academic aids. Love'em. ";-)

j said...

Very cool and easy rating system. Love it Amelia!

StephTheBookworm said...

I like it!

Tales of Whimsy said...

LOVE it. Way fun and easy to understand :)

emily said...

I like your new system! It's really report card-ish

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I really like it!

Melissa said...

Brilliant rating system!

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