Key Takeaways

  • In the workplace, writing is often collaborative, so you’ll have to give and receive feedback.
  • How you give feedback will depend on your audience.
  • Peer review doesn’t just improve your own work. It also helps you to learn about the writing process and how to analyze the work of others and gives you practice in giving feedback and integrating other people’s feedback into your own work.
  • Useful feedback is specific and shows respect for the writer. Tone is important.
  • When you give feedback, position yourself as a fellow reader, rather than a judge. Speak about how the work impacted you. Also, make sure to ask questions.
  • When you receive peer feedback, make sure to write it down and reflect on it later. You don’t have to take every piece of advice, but you should be aware of why your peer made that suggestion and be able to explain why you don’t want to follow the advice.


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