How to Give Criticism

How to Give Criticism

A Lesson by E. A. Fielder
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There's good criticism, bad criticism, and just being a plain jerk.

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Good criticism- when you hear this you probably think that this means giving someone positive feedback on a write. Not true. Good criticism is harsh but fair. It's not all about raining on someone's parade, it's about helping others become better at what they do. Don't just tear down a poem or a story, give the writer advice on what you think they could do in review.

Bad criticism- bad criticism isn't just negative, it can be positive too. For example: "that's good,"or "This sucks." Again, criticism is not just a comment but there to help a writer grown and learn.

Being a jerk- it's understandable if you don't like someone's work, but as I was told growing up: If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.


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Posted 6 Years Ago


You make good points, but they would be better if discussed in more detail: explanation, example, whatever.
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