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Sample review tasks

In Eli,effective review tasksproduce data instructors, writers, and reviewers can use to improve.

  1. TheWhy focused prompts?slideshow explains the pedagogical reasons informing review task design and gives specific strategies.
  2. Theframework for thinking about review taskselaborates on what each response type affords.
  3. These examplesshow the many ways to phrase questions in review tasks.

If you are interested in submitting a Sample Review Task from your course, please contact Melissa Meeks.

The resources below describe how to transform sample assignments and rubrics into review tasks and how to interpret the trends.
ACT Essay
This example shows how a holistic scoring rubric used by one high-stakes writing test can be transformed into a low-stakes review task. Notice how reviewers are asked to give feedback on specific criteria as well as rate the draft holistically. Becoming familiar with the criteria as well as the holistic ratings as reviewers can help writers understand what is expected of them.

See the original documents:
  1. ACT Prompt
  2. ACT Rubric

Watch the transformation to a review task.

Explore the review analytics.