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Teaching Students to Write Better Revision Plans

Revision drives learning. Getting students to revise rather than merely edit requires teaching students how to use feedback. Using feedback boils down to decision-making: How does this feedback help me? What do I do to address it? A revision plan is a place for students to think through their options, and it’s a place for […]

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Tips from Eli Review Instructors

Eli Review is a peer learning app, helping students learn to give better feedback and use it to revise. Instructors using Eli rely on peer learning too. We help each other teach—rather than merely assign—feedback and revision. Reflecting on her experiences using Eli this year, Libby Miles at the University of Vermont observed: There is […]

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How to Get Around to Eli Review This Summer

As you put grades on that last stack of papers, did you wish students had revised more? That’s the problem Eli Review was designed to solve. More revision leads to better writing and better writers. Eli helps you stage better revision by scaffolding better peer feedback. Get around to exploring Eli this summer: join one […]

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“We’re No Longer Wasting Our Class Time!”: SFSU and Eli Review co-lead a workshop at CCCC@SJSU

Which option BEST describes your peer learning method? Handing out a list of printed questions to groups, hoping they will stay on task An electronic file exchange where it takes 3x longer to figure out who told what to whom than it did for students to actually give feedback An app that shows feedback given […]

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You CAN fit in an Eli Review free trial before the end of Spring 2017

Like you, I’m counting down the days until the semester wraps up. My first-year writing students at a community college are working on finishing up a fourth major project. We’re all tired. To do our best work now, we need tiny goals. By assigning reviews that focus on only one aspect of the final draft, […]

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