Revision and Collaboration
This week’s discussion thread focuses on two topics, revision and collaborative writing. Although the topics seem very different, they are actually closely related in professional writing. For example, in a collaborative writing project, peer revision is frequently continuous.
The essence of writing a business proposal is to secure approval for the project or action. Besides providing the supporting evidence and facts, it is important to revise the report; however, there is little time, and people sometimes consider that their first efforts are the best. Nevertheless, revision is critical in order to produce a successful piece of writing.
1. The Writing Commons discusses the role of revision in writing.
- After reading the Writing Commons “Writers on Revision,” what tools and advice do you think you can use in your writing, both collaborative and individual? Make sure to view the videos as well! If the link does not open, copy and paste this URL into your browser:http://writingcommons.org/open-text/writing-processes/revise/108-writers-on-revising
2. In addition, at the bottom of the page is a “Next” key; follow it to the page on“Revising a Paper to Deliver,” a useful site for your PowerPoint presentation. If the link does not open, copy and paste the URL into your browser:http://writingcommons.org/open-text/writing-processes/revise/785-revising-a-paper-to-deliver
- How can it help you develop your PowerPoint from the justification report?
3. In practice, writing business reports is usually a collaborative effort.
- Read the article, “Building a Collaborative Writing” (if it does not open, copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.infomanagementcenter.com/publications/best-practices-newsletter/2011-best-practices-newsletter/building-a-collaborative-writing-strategy/
- Based on the article and your textbook, what are the advantages and disadvantages to collaborative writing? Which do you prefer under what circumstances?