This is going to be a step-by-step tutorial on how to give constructive criticism
appropriately and accordingly.
Some things to keep in mind are
- Some people may not like criticism
In order to keep things in order and understandable is to be deliberate
about your constructive criticism
This step is the base to giving good CnC you can't give CnC while in
a bad mood or the recipient may feel discomfort.
Instead give CnC while being as calm and collected as possible.
Keep away from sarcasm. Not fixing up your attitude may solve someone's
problem in the short term but will not fix any problems permanently.
What a "Criticism Sandwich" is, is when you first find
something you like about the person's work
Ex: "The line work is amazing"
Then you give your CnC
Ex: "Although the line work is great, the shading needs some fixing
up on the edges because it is a bit to light"
Then you end this sandwich by giving another thing you like.
Ex: "You have turned a thought into a truly enjoyable piece of art"
Give these statements in the nicest most pleasant way possible.
Although it can be hard being specific when giving criticism is vital
to letting people truly understand where they can improve on their work.
Simply saying it is this that is wrong meh, eh, you suck, these statements don't help at all. Include evidence and concrete details to help further explain your thoughts. Give well thought out examples and reasons.
"Criticize the Action and Not the Person"
This means to not criticize the person at hand, but the work done by them.
Don't criticize someone's work by their habits or personality. Separate the person's traits as far away from the work/actions done. No one is stupid
or inferior when coming to CnC everyone makes mistakes. Instead of making "you" statements that are blaming make "I" statements that express someone's work/actions.
Use Diplomatic Language
Diplomatic words are a group of words to help further express the situation
in a calmer and more professional tone. These statements are groups like "Perhaps if?" "It Seems to me." and "I am feeling that this could be a little
more." those are all great statements to use when giving criticism.
That was a little Criticism tut Out to Cats.