Eli Review Learning Resources

Debriefing a Review

One of Eli Review’s most unique features is its ability to collect formative data about student writing and revision practices. A well-designed review will produce powerful analytic data in real-time, but making sense of that data and using it to help students improve is our challenge as instructors.

Following a review, many instructors use their data to debrief the activity.  This is where instructors discuss feedback trends, talk about feedback, examine peer exemplars, and coach writers through the next steps.

Debriefing Theory

These features in Eli Review are based on well-established principles of formative vs. summative feedback, which are discussed in great detail in our Teacher Development Module #4, Evidence-Based Teaching. There you can read about and watch brief videos demonstrating some of the generalized strategies for evidence-based instruction, including peer modeling and data interpretation.

Debriefing in Eli Review

Eli has features designed specifically to help instructors visualize student activity and make informed choices about where their attention is most needed. Specifically:

Each of these tutorials demonstrates how these features work and introduces strategies for encouraging student buy-in. With high-quality formative feedback coming in, you’ll be able to debrief a review on the same day it occurs, or debrief students asynchronously like Bill Hart-Davidson does here with his on-line class:

Digging Deeper

This tutorial covers how instructors can put the analytic data produced by Eli Review to work. Related resources include:


You can also find human support to help you learn how to use Eli Review effectively. You can contact Melissa Meeks, Eli’s director of professional development, and:

Have any additional questions about how to use Eli Review? Contact us at [email protected].

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We are offering Eli Review at a discounted rate in Summer 2020.