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1st Teaching Goal of 2018: Turn Rehearsal into Practice

The first peer review in a new term of the new year is a fresh start with a new community of learners. It’s exciting. And no doubt mostly unhelpful. Don’t worry. It’s not you. It’s not what you said or didn’t say. It’s not what you had students read or write to prepare. It’s not […]

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Publication: NSF-funded [email protected] Shares Strategies for Better Science through Rhetoric

The Eli Review team congratulates the Science Writing and Rhetorical Training Program at the University of Rhode Island (or [email protected] for short) for the best affirmation of a helpful feedback environment from a student evaluation that we have ever read. In their newly published article for Technical Communication Quarterly, they report: One student described Graduate […]

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Revision Report: How Eli Review Got Better in 2017

Helpful feedback is essential to improvement, be it in writing or in software development. Our community of teachers and learners regularly sends us ideas on how Eli Review could better support their peer learning and we used a heck of a lot of that feedback this year. We had five major releases in 2017, along […]

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Incorporating 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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Post-Semester Reflection: Who Leveled Up?

This post describes the methodology by which I’m trying to understand student success in my first-year writing course at a community college. In order to help this group of learners, I need to find out who is struggling and what kind of help they need as fast as I can—before I see the first paper […]

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