What Is Eli Review?

Eli Review is an online course tool created by instructors for instructors to promote effective peer feedback and critical thinking.

Word and Docs help students type. Eli Review helps students become better writers.

It’s frustrating when you give a writing assignment and your students struggle to communicate their ideas clearly. We’ve been there - and it’s the reason we created Eli Review.

We believe that learning to write requires two skills: feedback and revision. When students learn how to give - and receive - productive feedback, their writing becomes clearer. Regardless of whether they’re writing about science, business, art history, or, well, anything.


We started Eli Review because we also love teaching students to write.

Years ago we were asked to create a better way to teach business school students how to write. So we set out to build a tool that met two requirements:

  • It had to be built on a foundation of academic research.
  • It had to work for students studying any discipline.

In the 15 years since, 500,000 students across nearly every subject have become better writers because they’ve used Eli Review to get more opportunities for feedback and revision.


Not just software. A complete support system for writing instruction.

We provide guides for evidence-based coaching, for tools to move the entire class toward better writing and feedback, tallied responses to indicate how well drafts meet criteria, and structured questions that guide reviewers to notice criteria before they jump to evaluation, all based on peer-reviewed research.


How can we prove we have the best customer support in the industry?

Simple. Feel free to email our company's CEO. Or Casey McArdle, our Head of Professional Development. Or Mike Schanhals, our Lead Education Specialist. They're always happy to chat about why instructors love working with us.


How Eli Review Works

Step 1 : Assign your learners a task

Create tasks in Eli Review to help guide learners through projects and focus their attention on specific learning goals.
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Step 2 : Guide and give feedback

Eli allows you to create reviews, checklists, and prompts in any combination to match learning goals. You can even coordinate write-review-revise cycles to encourage more timely feedback and revision.
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Step 3 : Debrief and process feedback

You can see peer feedback in real-time, helping learners make good decisions on how to revise.
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Step 4 : Plan revision

Revision plans prompt students to reflect on feedback, making their thoughts visible for themselves and for you.
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Step 5 : Analyze and iterate

See improvement in students’ drafts, in the feedback they give and receive, and in revision plans.
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