<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”.
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>