Hi again, judges, and welcome back to the Review Experts blog.
Today, we are going to describe the review resources we have access to, and give a basic recap of reviewing oneself as well as others.
Did you know, that thanks to the selfless efforts of our judges, lots of articles written on reviewing have been publicly released online?
We’ve put together a quick list to help you find some of the best content out there.
#1 – The Review Experts Group!
First and foremost, you can use our services. Check out the introductory post here and contact us about any help you need with reviews.
#2 – The Feedback Loop
Level 4 Riki Hayashi and many guest writers talk about reviews and reviewing on The Feedback Loop. They cover a wide variety of topics, and we highly advise reading their posts.
In particular, the two articles “Welcome Back to the Feedback Loop – Self-Reviews” and “You Better Check Yourself Before You Review Yourself” are two articles that discuss self-reviews and self-honesty very well.
Especially if you’re looking at heading towards Level 3, but even if you’re not, Riki’s article on getting reviewed is an interesting one, and definitely talks about some interesting ideas. You can check it out on The Feedback Loop, here.
#3 – Articles & Presentations
This conference presentation by Level 3 Ray Fong on self-evaluation and self-improvement can help you visualise the topics in a more subtle way. Check it out on the conference sphere’s blog.
This article by Level 2 Matt Sauers article on bouncing back from failure is a crash course on dealing with your own failures — whether you mess up a ruling or an interaction with another judge, we highly recommend checking out this article over on the Articles blog.
#4 – Level 3 Progression
The Level 3 Advancement process, especially the dreaded self-review, is a mental block for many judges who try to approach it. Level 3 Jason Reedy wrote a great article covering this topic in great depth on the Articles blog. Level 3 Joel Krebs, as part of the Level 3 Qualities article series, wrote a great follow-up on self-evaluation, with a lot of great advice in it. It’s also on the Articles blog.