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Topic 11: Editing Yourself and Others

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Tips for Giving Feedback

 

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Giving people feedback on their writing can be a delicate process. Remember to “be kind in pen and mind,” particular because the next time the roles may be reversed.

Here are some tips to follow:

  • Lead with the positive
  • Be specific, not general
  • Be descriptive, not judgemental
  • Focus on the product, not the person
  • Provide examples and suggestions

SOURCE: ocw.mit.edu/NR/rdonlyres/Sloan-School-of-Management/15-279Spring-2005/F454372F-C4C9-4F23-9423.../givingrefeedback.pdf