For the last month or so I’ve been implying a ‘new’ rating system, so I thought I would talk to you about it!
So this is 100% not my own idea. This system was created (?) by G @Bookroast and you can find her video about it here! I think she also shares a excel document there, were you can also use this system! But you definitely don’t need it to use this system!
So this system is called CAWPILE
So it basically means that you will rate every category separately, and I feel like then I will get a more accurate rating!
Each category is rated between 1-10, the indication for the ratings is as follows:
0-3: Really bad
7-9: Really good
Personally I still struggle a bit with rating a book between 0-3 or giving a 10, both feel so extreme haha! But I’m working on it!
After rating each category, you calculate the average, and that average corresponds to certain star rating:
Up to 1.1: 0 stars
1.1-2.2: 1 star.
2.3-4.5: 2 stars.
4.6-6.9: 3 stars.
7.0-8.9: 4 stars.
9-10: 5 stars!
I do still use half ratings tbh. So when I’m on the upper side of a rating I will add half a star. For example if my average is 6.7, instead of giving the book 3 stars I will probably give it 3.5 stars!
Also I don’t take these rules very strict. If I feel like giving a book 4 stars, even though this rating says it should be 3, I will still give it 4 stars haha!
Let’s just say I use this as a guideline!
I thought I would share this system with you, since I think it is very useful, and really helps me out sometimes!
12 thoughts on “Rating system! (CAWPILE)”
Very interesting rating system, it seems very fair!
Yeah I think so too!
Sounds a bit conplicated for me. I think I’ll stick to good old gut feeling
Most of the time I have a gut feeling and then fill this in and they will match haha! (Then why do this, you probably think haha, I just like to see them match up or think why they don’t!)
This sounds like a really great system! I just might try it!
It really helps getting my thoughts together haha! And also with writing reviews, because now I try to explain each rating!
Holy Moly, that is detailed! I should probably come up with something better for my site as well but I am just still turning my wheels in the sand. I only write reviews on books I enjoyed and I am so incredibly behind on reviews…..blerg. Perhaps this should be the “one thing” I make sure and get accomplished today.
I look forward to seeing you implement this! Molly @ silverbuttonbooks.com
To make it easier, if you go to the YouTube video I linked, there is an already existing excel document in there. So then you only have to fill in your rating and then it calculates it all for you!
I’ve thought about implementing a more standard rating system for what I’m reading, but then I get distracted by another book, lol.
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