Critique Etiquette

Responsibilities of the Writer:

  • Ask for feedback on the specific area of writing you want help with.
  • Be able to articulate what you are attempting to do and ask your readers if it works.
  • If possible, supply the readers with copies of the writing beforehand so that they can give considered feedback.
  • Respond to critique with respect.

Responsibilities of the Reader:

  • Only give feedback related to the specific questions asked for by the writer.
  • Find out what the writer is trying to accomplish and direct feedback to that.
  • Take time and care to consider thoughtful feedback.
  • Give critique with respect. List what you like first, then list what you believe could be improved.