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Peer Review and Its Effects on TurnItIn Similarity Scores: A Report and a Fable

An Observational Report and a Fable Once upon a time, three instructors were talking about their students’ Similarity Reports from TurnItIn.com. The instructors lamented the department’s requirement to have students submit their work to be checked by a moderately accurate algorithm against a behemoth, exploitative database, but their efforts to resist, though emboldened by Morris […]

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Getting to a Better Research Question Faster

Barbara D’Angelo, Clinical Associate Professor of Technical Communication at Arizona State University, has taught Research in Technical and Applied Communication (TWC505)  in ASU’s fully online master’s program for 3 years. The purpose of the course is two-fold: to introduce students to research methods and to prepare students to research and write a proposal for their […]

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Mind the Gap: Completion Rates

If writers do not submit drafts, they are not included in review groups. If reviewers don’t give feedback, they have also missed review. Missing review, either by being excluded or not finishing, is missing important writing practice. How do you pay attention to review completion? In Eli Review, the instructor’s dashboard shows the completion rate […]

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Mind the Gap: Uptake from Peer Review to Revision

Students revise using far less feedback than they receive. Pay attention to writer’s uptake so that you can encourage more and better uptake in the future. How do you pay attention to uptake? In Eli Review, you can use the responsiveness data story to notice uptake trends. In any review task, click on the Engagement […]

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Mind the Gap: Time Between Writing and Review

Students need to be on-pace together for effective peer learning. A writer without a draft is unprepared for full participation in a review. Problem: Late for Writing Deadlines Most writers turn things in at the wire or slightly late. In a lecture course with 573 students, 73% of students turned their drafts in on the […]

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