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Provide constructive criticism and acknowledge achievements

What does feedback include?

At the end of your project you are going to be asked to provide feedback for the students you worked with.

Did you have a great experience working with them? Let them know! Could they have improved their communication, their project outcomes, professionalism or other aspects? Tell them so they can improve in the future.

Remember your feedback is not a grade and there is no rubric. It is subjective, and helps the students build a public portfolio.

Constructive criticism

Riipen will ask you several yes or no questions as well as give you the opportunity to provide a five star rating for the student team and what it was like to work with them. But where you really have a chance to make an impact is in your written feedback.

In your written feedback, make sure to highlight both the positive and the negative (if any) experiences you had when working with the students. Were they quick to respond to your questions? Did they have a clear and well defined project for you? How did working with them help you grow?

Remember, any feedback you give will be publicly available on Riipen with your name attached as the author. With that in mind, remember to be courteous even if you need to provide negative feedback. For many students, this is one of their earliest work experiences and they are learning as they go.