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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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Mind the Gap: Time Between Reviews

Improvement depends on practice. In practice, frequency matters. Becoming a better reviewer takes practice. Because it happens between stages of students’ (graded) work as writers, giving helpful feedback gets short shrift as a learning goal. The two timelines emphasize that students submitting small bits of writing for targeted peer feedback are much more likely to […]

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Crowdsourced Bibliography for Preparing Students to Give Helpful Peer Feedback

Each month, instructors contribute their syllabus blurbs or talking points for explaining the value of peer learning to their students in Eli’s free online PD workshop. This list reflects titles instructors have shared in the workshop for course readings on how to give helpful feedback and other relevant sources. Readings Ballenger, Bruce. “Chapter 14 The […]

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