Why does feedback hurt sometimes?
October 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
As a PhD student and a teacher, this perfectly articulates the sensitive nature of giving feedback and the challenge of accepting it.
This letter was written by an experienced academic at ANU to her PhD student, who had just presented his research to a review panel and was still licking her wounds.
The student sent it to me and I thought it was a great response I asked the academic in question, and the student who received it, if I could publish it. I wish all of us could have such nuanced and thoughtfu feedback during the PhD. I hope you enjoy it.
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