Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? Common Peer Review Mistakes and their Overlap with Critique Groups

While some of the common "mistakes" in this video are specific to an oral critique, paired peer situation, there are others that are common to any critiquing relationship. Are you a Picky Patty, a Mean Margaret, or a Defensive Dave? Have you ever been critiqued by a Pushy Paula or by Jean the Generalizer?

Conversely, what characterizes effective writing feedback? How do you know when a critique partnership is working, and when is it time to let go? And what are your best tips for handling writing advice?


This is really funny--and all too applicable to some adult critique groups I've attended. Thanks for sharing!

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