Evaluations: Becoming W.I.S.E.


Evaluation is necessary for improvement. It is also a natural inclination of humanity to discern and interpret (i.e. evaluate) all aspects of communication. This is because evaluation is the means by which we understand what we understand. In her speech on how to give an evaluation, Jennifer explains how to use the W.I.S.E. method to organize an evaluation:

  • What a person does WELL.
  • What a person could IMPROVE.
  • Provide a SUMMARY of the speech.
  • Provide meaningful ENCOURAGEMENT.

Patrick, likewise, shares ideas on how to give an evaluation. In his speech, he provides four heuristics for helping everyone become more effective listeners and evaluators. These are the insights shared by UCTM speakers.