how to give feedback

<h2><strong>How to give feedback</strong></h2>
<strong>Comment on positives</strong>

Whenever possible, try to give some positive feedback – it makes the negative easier to bear.

<strong>Be specific and clear</strong>

For instance, “I think that the draft you’ve given me needs more thorough editing here, and here”, rather than “Your writing is really shoddy.”

<strong>Own the statement</strong>

Use ‘I’ statements rather than ‘you’ statements, e.g. “I find your description confusing” rather than “you sound confused here”.

<strong>Don’t wait</strong>

Immediate feedback is the most valuable. If this is not possible, give it as soon as you can.

<strong>Offer constructive ideas</strong>

For instance, “If you put xxxx instead of yyyy that would read better.”

<em>Oxford UniversityLearning Institute</em>


<h2><strong>How to receive  feedback</strong><em> </em></h2>

<strong>Say ‘thank you’ </strong>to the person giving the feedback – even if through gritted teeth

<strong>Listen</strong> to the feedback and write it down

<strong>Be objective</strong>: If you want a second opinion – check with someone who will give you an objective opinion, nor just someone who you think  will agree with your point of view

<strong>Remember, just because you don’t like the person giving you feedback doesn’t meant they are wrong</strong>

<em> </em><em>thanks to Linda Walker</em><strong>


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