Tips For Giving Criticism


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“This abstract is awful. Just start over.”

“You give bad lectures. You didn’t make sense.”

“This manuscript is a mess. It needs organization.”

Taking criticism is hard. Giving criticism is hard. Giving criticism in ways that can be taken by the listener, is an art form. I don’t claim to be an expert, but one of my job duties is a lot of editing for a lot of different subject matter experts. I’ve noticed a few things about what works and what doesn’t.