How to Write the Winning Review | Course Duck

How to Write the Winning Review

  • Be Honest

    A 1-star review and a 5-star review are both equally likely to win our contest. We are looking for honest and thoughtful reviews; the rating you give the course is not considered in determining the winning review.

  • Provide useful, constructive feedback

    A good review includes enough detail to give others a feel for what happened. Explain which factors contributed to your positive, negative or just so-so experience. You might also offer your view on what the company is doing well, and how they can improve. But keep things friendly and courteous!

  • Talk about a range of elements

    Increase the relevance of your review by addressing your overall experience. Focusing on only one element, such as product quality or delivery options, provides limited insight to readers.

  • Be detailed and specific

    The more specific you can be, and the more examples you can provide to backup your comments, the more likely the review is to win our contest. We suggest writing from your own individual perspective, keeping it honest and sticking to the facts. Help readers stand in your shoes.

    The following reviews are too brief to tell readers what’s good about the company. They also don’t provide much useful feedback to help the business improve:

    • Excellent course
    • Great course, would do it again!
    • Not my favorite
    • Just bad!
  • For privacy reasons, reviews shouldn’t include data that identifies people. We also don’t allow reviewers to use their review to promote other companies.

  • Check you’ve got the right course

    Check that you’re posting your review for the right course. If you accidentally review the wrong course, this will invalidate your submission.

  • Proofread your review

    It’s a good idea to check that your review is readable, makes sense and has no typos before posting, but a surprising number of reviews contain errors. So remember to quickly run your eye over your text before hitting “post”!