What is constructive criticism? If you don't like it maybe you should be quiet.
constructive criticism is courteously pointing out how the writer might improve the peice of writing under consideration. It whopuld be positive and useful.
The word constructive means that the points made are useful to the person getting this criticism. So saying - "it's horrible, you can't write" - is not constructive, it gives no hints to the way someone might improve or change whatever they do.
Saying "you make a lot of grammar errors such as ...." will help the person to improve their grammar.
Unfortunately it's not easy to be constructive as it requires from a reader (if we discuss the skill of writing) to actually look for ways they would improve the piece of writing instead of dismissing it here and now.
Constructive: "White text on a red background is difficult read, so you might consider a more traditional color scheme, like black on white."
This one is meant to be helpful, so it's constructive.
Non-constructive: "Your stylistic choices would count as a crime in a just world."
This one is hostile and completely unhelpful, so it's non-constructive.
Intent is what matters, though it's possible to be needlessly hostile in a constructive criticism.
by northweststarr 7 years ago
A common problem for all writers, taking other peoples' suggestions and criticisms gracefully is essential to the process. I personally, welcome any and all advice from my readers that is constructive and true. I find that my work improves dramatically and I'm more interested if discussions result...
by PeeGee 7 years ago
Why does noone care enough to say what they think about what they read to the person that wrote it?I am very keen to hear some good old fashioned criticism of what I write from people that aren't my friends or significant other - how do we ever grow without being watered by reality! Please feel...
by Kimberly Lake 6 years ago
Do you approve or deny negative feedback that includes insulting comments on you HubPages?
by Dana Strang 6 years ago
How often do you leave constructive critiscism in your comments?Besides telling an author how much you like their hub, and maybe sharing a story or info of your own, do you offer constructuve criticsim? Do you tell them exactly what you liked? Would you ever offer a suggestion for how they might...
by Oztinato 2 years ago
Is asking for feedback another way to get views moving? Perhaps it would be better to ask for comments or viewpoints. You show me your feedback and I'll show you mine perhaps. Desire to improve just might be unrelated to income generating desires.
by Nesbyte 5 years ago
How do you respond to criticism?How to you respond when your hubs are criticised? Does it make you feel angry, or dejected? Or does it encourage you to write better hubs? Maybe both?
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