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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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Partnering with Eli Review

Eli Review has been designed in partnership with teachers and students from day one in Michigan State’s Writing in Digital Environments Research Center. Back in 2006, we—Jeff Grabill, Bill Hart-Davidson, Mike McLeod—invented Eli to make possible a pedagogy of frequent feedback and revisions cycles. The specific need was to support evidence-based teaching practices and facilitate […]

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Giver’s Gain in Peer Learning

Bill Hart-Davidson uses the catchphrase “giver’s gain” to describe the benefits of being a helpful reviewer. Giver’s gain comes from actively thinking alongside another writer: What you read, you too can imitate. What you detect, you too can correct. What you explain, you too can remember. What you suggest, you too can try. It can […]

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