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A Guide to Gracious Criticism

A Guide to Gracious Criticism


To paraphrase the critters in George Orwell's Animal Farm, 'Destructive criticism bad; constructive criticism good!' An important skill in high school, college and in the work force is that of giving solid, instructive criticism. Although it is written for college students, this handout explaining instructive criticism is equally applicable to high school students. The material covers rules to follow and questions to consider when doing peer writing reviews.

George Mason University


• High School Middle School

Holly Davis