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Re: RE: The raters farewell
5/7/2002 6:33 PM
Tracy Hardy Johnson (11666) wrote:
I've said this before, but why not again . . . my personal feeling (it makes me feel better) is that raters who rate a "1" aren't reading the instructions.
Many, many people on this earth do not take time to read instructions carefully, or are not verbal learners and just don't learn by reading. Just ask me how many high-paid professionals are unable to run the fax machine in our office despite my meticulous printed instructions. They don't learn that way, someone has to show them.
So I comfort myself by thinking that a "1" is from a person who thinks 1 is the highest (as in we're # 1!).
Now, when I get a 3, I KNOW it's from someone who feels it's middle-of-the-road.
As Steve said above, you do have to be a bit thick-skinned about it. The AVERAGE for my lessons here and at ActiveBass is in the high 4s, so most people have found something useful. When I get personal feedback on a lesson it is always good, or perhaps a useful question, so I feel I am contributing something overall positive. I wouldn't let a few low numbers get you down.
Hope that cheers you up a bit!