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"Why write together?" the authors ask. They answer that question here, in the first book to combine theoretical and historical explorations with actual research on collaborative and group writing.
Lisa Ede and Andrea Lunsford challenge the assumption that writing is a solitary act. That challenge is grounded in their own personal experience as long-term collaborators and in their extensive research, including a three-stage study of collaborative writing supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education.
The authors urge a fundamental change in our institutions to accommodate collaboration by radically resituating power in the classroom and by instituting rewards for collaborative work that equal rewards for single-authored work. They conclude with the injunction: "Today and in the twenty-first century, our data suggest, writers must be able to work together. They must, in short, be able to collaborate."
About the Author :
Lisa S Ede has contributed to Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing as an author.
Lisa Ede is a professor of English and the director of the Center for Writing and Learning at Oregon State University. Her previous books include "Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing" (with Andrea Lunsford), "Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse "(with Robert Connors and Andrea Lunsford), and "Work in Progress: A Guide to Academic Writing and Revising."
|Title:||Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing||Publisher:||Southern Illinois University Press|
|Author:||Lisa S Ede, Andrea Lunsford|
|No. of Pages:||304|
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