Hey all, What's an ideal positive to negative comment ratio when critiquing someone's writing? My sister just gave me a story she's been working on for years. I've been encouraging her to finish it and give it to me, and now it's happened! Very exciting. I don't think she's ever written something outside of class and had it critiqued, so I definitely want to give her a more than ideal amount of positive criticism to encourage her, but I also want to know what the "ideal"is. Thank you! Edit: Forget I said "positive" and "negative" and think about the ratio between "Praise" and "Constructive Criticism"