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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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Eli Hacks: Link Directly to Eli Review Tasks

One of the challenges of using an app is getting students into the online assignment. A course management system like Blackboard or Infinite Campus puts all the tools in one place, which makes it convenient for students. It’s easy to add Eli Review tasks to your LMS, emails, or other online spaces with a link. […]

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Describe – Evaluate – Suggest : A Helpful Feedback Pattern

Learning to give helpful feedback takes practice. An easy way to start is to follow the describe-evaluate-suggest pattern. In the video below, one of Eli’s co-inventors Bill Hart-Davidson (@billhd) explains how the pattern works: The pattern gives students a very clear framework for how to give feedback: Describe – say what you see as a […]

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Hacking Eli: How to See More Trends in Comments

Eli Review provides a digital scaffold for review and revision, and one of its innovations is the way comments are captured, used, and reported in the system. That innovation emerges from three core ideas: Giving helpful feedback helps writers improve. Comments are a genre instructors need to teach. Comments are a performance record of students’ […]

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Turning Comment Digests into Wordle Word Clouds

Eli Review’s review comment digest allows instructors to download all comments exchanged by students as a CSV file that can be searched and sorted and transformed in any number of interesting ways. One very simple transformation is creating a word cloud. There are many free word cloud tools online, but one that we recommend is wordle.net, […]

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