Advanced reviewers being mentored:

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Advanced reviewers being mentored:

Blinker Blinker
Hi, I've noticed that a lot of people new to EF apply to become Advanced reviewers BEFORE they apply for a mentor. Now, I realize I did this as well, but if I had known about the mentor program before I applied to become Advanced, I wouldn't have done so. I would rather join the mentor program, really work on my reviewing skills, THEN apply to become Advanced.

Shouldn't it BE this way? I agree that all reviewers here at EF, Advanced or Basic, could benefit from the mentor program...it helped me TREMENDOUSLY. But wouldn't it be easier for mentors to work with Basic students instead of Advanced ones?

Am I making sense?
07/10/2010
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Sir Sir
I think that it should be this way, and I am hoping that that is how the system is changed. By doing away with the voting, and having reviewers have mentors instead. It will make things a lot easier.

It's not easier for us mentors either way, as generally people enter the Mentor program needing help. It's whether they take the help or not that makes it difficult or easy.
07/10/2010
Heartthrob Heartthrob
Quote:
Originally posted by Blinker
Hi, I've noticed that a lot of people new to EF apply to become Advanced reviewers BEFORE they apply for a mentor. Now, I realize I did this as well, but if I had known about the mentor program before I applied to become Advanced, I wouldn't ...
If you apply to the mentor program and are able to successfully complete it as a basic reviewer you are taken to advanced reviewer status without having to ask for any votes.
07/10/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Heartthrob
If you apply to the mentor program and are able to successfully complete it as a basic reviewer you are taken to advanced reviewer status without having to ask for any votes.
That's what I like about it!
07/10/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Yup, total sense. I think people should have to pass before even applying unless they have a rating of like 5 or more.
07/10/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
It would certainly improve the quality of reviews overall if Basic students were required to have a Mentor before becoming Advanced. I think it would also help the new writers avoid a lot of trial and error so they can feel more confident.

However, a few who consistently write less than useful reviews have already somehow managed to become Advanced reviewers, and they need help just as much if not more. So I'm not sure how or if EF could switch the system over to "Mentors required for all Basics" without shutting out the already Advanced reviewers who need help.

The one thing we've encountered is that *some* Advanced reviewers (NOT all) are indeed harder to work with, especially if they've already been cranking out reviews for awhile before grabbing a Mentor. They seem to be less attentive to suggestions for changes in their reviewing methods compared to the people who are starting fresh.
07/11/2010
Alicia Alicia
I do think it'd be more beneficial for all new reviewers to take a mentoring class and then graduate rather then being voted in. If I had known it was available I'd definitely have done that at first.
07/11/2010
SweetestAngelGoneBad SweetestAngelGoneBad
I totally agree. I know that having a mentor really helped my writing. I told a friend about EF and told her to make sure she gets a mentor before posting any reviews. I think it helps the community on better written reviews. If I had known about the mentor program before I wrote my frist review I could have written a better one on it. At some point we are all new, but I think it would be a wonderful idea that all new reviewers have to go through the mentor program before becoming advanced.
07/17/2010
Bamagirl Bamagirl
Quote:
Originally posted by SweetestAngelGoneBad
I totally agree. I know that having a mentor really helped my writing. I told a friend about EF and told her to make sure she gets a mentor before posting any reviews. I think it helps the community on better written reviews. If I had known about the ...
I am the friend she is referring to and I totally agree.. I LOVE the fact that I have someone to read over my review before it's posted. I have been reading some reviews that people have posted and you can really tell on some who was mentored and who wasn't. Some of them are totally useless...
07/17/2010
Lady Venus Lady Venus
I'm a newly Basic Reviewer, with only 2 reviews under my belt so far. I just joined the Ambassador Program and I do plan working myself up to Advanced level. I will definitely be getting myself a mentor! Not because I think I am a bad writer, but because it will teach me to become an excellent reviewer by knowing exactly what is looked for in a review.
I love the whole idea of the Mentor Program......I love the whole idea of Eden Fantasys!
07/17/2010
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