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Reviewers’ Responses to One-word Drafts Reveal Challenges for Inquiry Projects

Scott Kushner, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the Harrington School of Communication and Media at University of Rhode Island, started his class this Spring with a one-word writing assignment. Yes, you read that correctly. Writers typed one word and submitted it as the first draft in Eli Review. This one-word assignment […]

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Sorting Your Comment Digests

“The only important thing about feedback is what students do with it.” –Dylan William, “The Secret of Effective Feedback,” ASCD 73.7, April 2016 Our new browsable comment digest feature lets instructors see all the feedback students are sharing in one, easy to scroll view. And best of all, you can sort the feedback to highlight […]

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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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VIDEO: How do you know a student is on track to improve?

One of the things that makes Eli a little bit different than other products out there is that we—me, Jeff Grabill, and Mike Mcleod—designed Eli from the very beginning around learning indicators.  We are writing researchers and writing teachers ourselves, and part of what we were thinking about is how we could more quickly tell […]

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Valuing Enough Labor in Peer Learning

Peer learning works well when students are on-pace together and invested in helping each other succeed. The role of giving timely, helpful feedback in students’ own improvement isn’t obvious. Nor do they expect it to count for much of their final grade. Shifting Focus with a Grading Contract Returning Eli user and California State University, […]

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