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Write on target.
We can even answer rhetorical questions.
Managing Group Writing Projects
Where Do I Start?
Remember: This is a
Get everyone involved.
Creating a Successful Collaborative Writing Project
Step 1: Know Your Team.
Exchange contact information.
Set up your first meeting.
Your First Meeting
Guidance for Group Meetings
Stay on topic–agendas can help here.
Keep track of time and honor established limits.
Take good notes on discussions.
Respect team and class deadlines.
Step 2: Plan the timeline.
Step 3: Brainstorm and Outline
Important: Choose a method and commit to it.
Think Outside the Box
Step 4: Compose a First Draft
Members should use the group outline to compose their individual sections.
Step 5: Compose a Second Draft
Group members should improve their sections based on the new outline and re-submit them to the editor.
Step 6: Prepare a Final Version
The editor (or a small editorial team) should piece revised sections together to create a final polished product.
Schedule a group appointment with the UWC if desired. We can help you at any stage.
Step 8: You’re Done!
Once the group has proofed the final version and the editor has made the last changes, you’re done!
Reflect on what you have learned about your teammates’ strengths and weaknesses and how this will affect future work.
Prepare for the inevitable next time!
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