Working in Groups
Determine what Final Paper Should 'Sound' Like
Before actually beginning to write, your group will need to make some decisions about the final draft, some of which may need to be checked with your instructor first. Consider the following:
- Is it okay to include disagreements? Should the paper argue for one point/interpretation/conclusion or present other possibilities that emerged in your discussions?
- Should the paper sound as if one person wrote it? Are different styles acceptable or will you have to revise for a similar style throughout?
- How will you refer to the author, as "we", as a group name, by last names? What's standard format for collaborative work in your discipline?