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Old 07-20-2020, 07:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

It's challenging.

Because people have difficulty with the idea of criticism being neutral.

It can be done. I was an Art Major and you take "crit" classes where one of the students hangs some of his work in a studio-like space and everyone discusses it.

A crucial rule is: saying "like" or "don't like" isn't allowed.

Because liking or not liking something is a value judgement.

Beyond that, it requires no thought, no analysis. Being prevented from merely liking or not liking forces you to think, to analyse, to compare and contrast.

And it helps avoiding hurting feelings. Though people can get invested in their work. You develop a thick skin.
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