</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (David Hall @ Feb 13 2003, 07:14 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Thus, a critique isn't really about what's good and bad.
At the same time, you have to comment but NOT suggest unless invited to do so specifically with each comment. Otherwise, you will cause someone to start remaking their work in your image. The critiqued has to say "you're right, I see how y doesn't stand out as much as I thought. What would make it stand out more?" and THEN you offer suggestions.
In my experience, most other methods of critique are either too harsh, too gratuitous, or too likely to make someone strive to please you rather than strive to be better with or without you.
dgh </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
It is worth a LOT!!
Excellent post, dgh.
I couldn't agree more.