Below is a ladder of feedback, ranked by usefulness in ascending order:
Levels of useful feedback:
- Silence (i.e. not giving feedback)
- X is bad.
- X is bad because Y
- ...instead I suggest Z
- ...instead I suggest Z because Q
- ...instead I suggest Z because Q. I'm happy to help with that.
- ...instead I suggest Z because Q. I've already done some (or all) of the work.
Earning bonus points
Regardless of which level you're on, you can get bonus points by following some simple tips: