Executive Education

5 Things A Student Must Take Note Of While Writing College Feedback Form

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Entrance forms are not the only thing a student is called upon to fill. While scouting for a suitable haven for their education, a student is also invited to provide their feedback for the college they looked at. A feedback form is one of the most valuable tools a college has. It allows them to improve upon their shortcomings and become more inviting and appealing to the students.

Today, we will be going over the five things you need to keep in mind while writing a college feedback form.

  1. Educative
    Remember that this section is not about ranting against the authority but rather educating them about what they can do better. Your comments and input will make the experience better for a lot of students to come. Thus, it would help if you were educative in your feedback to the college. The person at the other end, who will read your feedback, should feel educated about what they can do better. Handle a feedback form like a professor would for their class. List the shortcomings and suggest what can be done to improve the experience. This way, you have not wasted the opportunity given to you and have also managed to contribute your two cents towards the making of a better future.
  2. The feedback should be given on time
    There is a fixed period within which all advice is valuable. After that period expires, you cannot affect change with your words. When writing a feedback form, you should do so in earnest. As time passes, you will grow lax in your words as many key minor points will slip out of your mind. Delaying this process will also wear off the interest of the receiver. If there is a delay in completing the process, then it should be duly acknowledged. Note down key points that you would want to illustrate for future reference. The advantage of this approach is that when you address the topic in the near future, you will remember to talk about the key issues you intended to.
  3. Concentrate on one particular aspect
    Keeping your effort short and focused is a great way to make the most of the opportunity given to you. Talk about the one thing that concerned you the most, and then leave the rest to the goodwill and thoughtfulness of others. Understand that the feedback form you fill out has limited space and that, in turn, limits your ability to throw light on the number of topics you want to address. To keep your efforts fruitful, you should convey your thoughts on any singular topic. We understand that there might be several things that you have to say, but one of them has to take precedence.
  4. Give genuine feedback
    Recipients quickly gauge which feedback forms are filled diligently and which ones are just faking their words. When filling out a feedback form, you need to be honest in your opinion. Please don’t fill out the form simply to get it over with unless you have some genuine contribution to make. Don’t start writing! Feedback forms are important to colleges. They want to attract the maximum number of students that they can every year. And to accomplish this, they try to be as student-friendly and approachable as they can. Your feedback form provides them with valuable suggestions that are then incorporated to accomplish this process.
  5. Explain with examples
    It is not enough to list your views and be done. The person at the other end often fails to grasp the point you are trying to illustrate. The best way to get your message across to the concerned party is to explain with the help of examples. Quote incidents you appreciated and show what you mean by including a few examples of what you want to say. Context means a lot when you are giving feedback. By comparing two similar cases with opposite experiences, you will be able to show what improvements you want to be incorporated. Again, it would be best if you addressed feedback like a teacher would do for their students.
Alexandra Dimitropoulou

Alexandra Dimitropoulou

VP and News Editor
Alexandra Dimitropoulou is a VP and News Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, working to build and strengthen the brand’s popular, consumer-friendly content. In addition to running the company’s website, CEOWORLD magazine, which aims to help CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives get smarter about how they earn, save and spend their money, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email alexandra-dimitropoulou@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.