Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Critiquing and Criticizing

Critiquing a developing work is a process, not a proclamation. Learning to critique constructively will help you develop your work. To learn effective critiquing skills requires:

  • developing skills in creative and critical thinking
  • recognizing the "rules" of writing and how they can be broken
  • learning the language of constructive feedback
  • practice, practice, practice
There are no shortcuts and the learning effective critique includes blunders and gaffs. However, this learning process helps you look at your own work in a more constructive way, reducing your anxiety when you share your work with others.