Feedback, Critiquing, and Constructive criticism

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Fijoli, Dec 11, 2014.

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    Making sure you request the proper kinds of feedback, is making sure your skills improve. Critiquing is not the same as Constructive criticism and here is why;

    Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one. The purpose of constructive criticism is to improve the outcome. In collaborative work, this kind of criticism is a valuable tool in raising and maintaining performance standards.
    Fijo's Advice:
    - Make sure to be polite, and offer advice.

    - Be Respectful of the effort of your fellow artisans.

    - If you don't have anything you wish to receive constructive feedback but ready to share your work, then you should head into our Showcase sub-forum and post your work for everyone to enjoy!

    -If you can't say something nice, don't say it at all, meaning, that if you want to point something out, do it with the intent of helping your fellow artisan, and be encouraging, clear, and precise when giving feedback of any kind.

    noun: critique; plural noun: critiques
    1. a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory.[
    synonyms: analysis, evaluation, assessment, appraisal, appreciation, criticism, review, study, commentary, exposition, exegesis"a critique of North American culture"
    verb: critique; 3rd person present: critiques; past tense: critiqued; past participle: critiqued; gerund or present participle: critiquing
    1 .evaluate (a theory or practice) in a detailed and analytical way. "the authors critique the methods and practices used in the research"
    ~Google Dictionary

    Fijo’s Advice:
    Use the rule of common sense and courtesy and you'll be just fine. Critiques are extremely details evaluations of your work, you must go into your request knowing that your work will be picked apart and dissected to help you see what you should work on more to improve your skills. If you request a Critique and you feel that the feedback you receive is abusive, report it and the staff will handle it. If you are not looking for any kind of feedback than you may want to post your work in our Showcase Forum :)
    Please make sure that when requesting Feedback that you try your best to specify whether you want constructive criticism, critiquing, or just encouraging comments. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need to improve your skill as an artisan of the Arts and Literature.
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  2. A personal rule I use for giving constructive criticism is to never make your comment one hundred per-cent critical; always include at least one thing you liked about the subject in question. It can be as abstract as your liking the idea behind something, or as specific as a quote or bit of line work, but putting a little sugar on the spice always helps it go down easier.
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