By englishornah - 23/04/2015 02:53 - United States - Somerset
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Good feedback, while it should be thorough, should also be direct, simple, and easy to understand. Long, complicated written feedback is not helpful to the writer. Even if a paper is absolute crap, writing an essay of feedback is unhelpful. If it's really that bad, the friend should have talked to OP about the problems. As an English teacher, I find the best, most useful feedback (especially on a weak essay) is verbal (though I do provide some written feedback).
Whole point is he asked a fellow classmate not an English teacher. So their help isn't going to be expected to be professional. (Taking a risk on even being correct too). He should be grateful for the help and his mate trying to teach him so he doesn't keep making the same errors. OP should have just done his own work and turned it in on his own merit.
Personally, i appreciate constructive criticism even if i don't see things eye to eye with the editor. Who knows...your classmate might have some helpful suggestions that will get u that A :)