How to write positive feedback

You can write positive feedback about many things, including educational achievements, transactions and service providers. Positive feedback can range from a few characters to a whole report. This type of feedback is constructive, giving recipients information about the good points of their performance. It helps to build confidence and foster further improvement.

Think about the positive aspects of the child that you wish to write about, if you are a teacher writing a report. Find words in your mind to specify why they deserve to be praised. According to Jimmie’s College, simply giving general praise is inadequate. The positive feedback needs to be specific. This way, the pupil will know she is making progress and in what way. Write about the pupil’s overall performance, attitude, problem-solving ability, teamwork and specific skill acquisition.

Follow the advice of eBayer king-collect if you wish to write positive feedback after buying or selling something on eBay. The same general advice applies to other online auction sites too. He has sorted possible feedback phrases into several categories from “2 characters” feedback like “A+” and “A1” to “34 characters” feedback like "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

Think back to what you enjoyed about the experience if you wish to write positive feedback about a restaurant after a meal there. Consider the quality of the meal. Come up with some descriptive phrases to sum up how much you enjoyed it. Think about the service provided by the waiter. If he went out of his way to make sure you had a pleasant evening, write about how he did this. Write also about the ambience of the restaurant. Though not exclusively controlled by the restaurant, ambience is a useful indicator of how other guests are enjoying the experience.

Write open, flowing praise. Avoid robotic prose with dull, clipped sentences. Put some heart and style into the feedback. Use modifiers generously to express your true feelings. Include words like "wonderful," "perfect" and "ideal."

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About the Author

Frank Luger had his first educational resources published in the early 1990s. He worked on a major reading system for Cambridge University Press, became an information-technology adviser and authored interactive whiteboard resources for "The Guardian." Luger studied English literature and holds a Bachelor of Education honors degree from Leeds University.

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