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Chapter 5. Collaborative Writing and the... > Communicate to Solve Problems Collab...

Communicate to Solve Problems Collaboratively

As when writing alone, collaborative writers should keep in mind the two levels of problem solving discussed in previous chapters: technical and rhetorical. In a collaborative context, technical problem solving includes defining, researching, analyzing, resolving, and synthesizing solutions to the problem. Collaborative technical problem solving requires extensive organizational efforts and communication to achieve these steps as part of a group. Collaborative rhetorical problem solving consists of coming to agreement among the group members about the way to communicate the results of the group's work effectively and about the actual process of organizing and writing the document. Also required is extensive communication among the group members to tie it all together.

Communicate about Content

When writing a document with others, it is extremely important that the decisions made in both the technical and the rhetorical problem solving stages be made clear to all writers involved. Everyone should have knowledge of, and ideally be in agreement with, the purpose, audience, context, and ethical stance of the document. It is very difficult to create a cohesive document if the various people involved with its creation are not in agreement on these matters that ultimately determine the content of the document.


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