If you work in an academic or business setting, it’s likely that you will have to give written feedback to students, employees and colleagues. There are certain ways of providing this feedback which will gain you better results, which will be discussed in this article.
Be concise. The more you write, the less likely people are to absorb it all. Consider using bullet points to break your comments down into easily-digestible chunks.
Don’t be over-critical. If you want to get the best out of people, adopt a positive tone and provide constructive criticism which offers a clear pathway to improvement.
Ensure that your writing is of a high quality. You need to ensure that pupils or employees have respect for you and in order to do this, you must establish yourself as a figure of authority. Being intelligent and eloquent is a big part of this, and it’s something which you can establish through your writing.
Finally, use your writing to make those around you better writers. If you identify grammatical errors or spelling mistakes, point them out and provide solutions going forward. Students and staff who are good communicators will be able to achieve more highly across the board.