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“Doneness” and Revision

Eli puts so much emphasis on feedback in order to drive revision because that’s where learning happens. Getting students to revise is hard work, even if they’ve gotten excellent comments from peers and the instructor’s debriefing. In their article in the Fall 2016 Composition Studies, Rob McAlear and Mark Pedretti reported two of the 10 […]

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Helpfulness Ratings You Can Trust

In Eli Review, writers can rate the feedback they received based on how helpful they found it. Helpfulness ratings allow writers to show reviewers the extent to which a comment will help them revise. Writers see reviewers’ comments (with a link to the contextual location in the draft where the reviewer left that comment). Like […]

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Editorial: Lines of Sight

This post by Jeff Grabill (@grabill), co-inventor of Eli Review, was originally published by the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology at Michigan State University, reprinted here with permission. It is the first in a three-part series on educational technology. I occupy an interesting position. The conflict of interest officials at my university describe it as “conflicted,” which […]

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The Secret Sauce of Producing Better Writers

Better writers revise more. Better writers revise best when deliberately practicing a key skill based on helpful peer feedback and expert instructor coaching. That’s it. That’s the secret sauce. It’s actually not a secret at all, except in execution. We started this blog series with the bold assertion that students aren’t revising enough. They don’t […]

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Give One, Get One

In this blog series, we’ve tackled the challenges of peer learning. We’ve encouraged teachers to see each challenge as an opportunity to design for learning and offered strategies that can lead to more effective peer feedback and revision. Some challenges start with instructors. We can schedule too little practice, overwrite peer feedback with instructor feedback, […]

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