ERIC Number: EJ861811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
Collaborating on Writing
Phillips, William L.; Sweet, Charles A.; Blythe, Harold R.
Academe, v95 n5 p31-33 Sep-Oct 2009
In the January-February 2009 issue of "Academe," Jennifer I. Friend and Juan Carlos Gonzales suggested that first-year tenure-track faculty "form a writing group," but they described a process of merely helping each other on individual projects instead of writing a common piece together. In this article, the authors suggest that faculty should join together to "collabo-write." In various configurations, the authors have co-written and published more than seven hundred items, including books and notes, traditional scholarship and commercial fiction, and they have found the co-writing process to be very effective. The authors share the pleasures and rewards of writing together and offer a guide to how "collabo-writing" can boost one's productivity while sharpening one's skills (and subjugating one's ego).
Descriptors: Writing Processes, College Faculty, Teamwork, Writing for Publication, Faculty Publishing, Guidelines, Collaborative Writing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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