Joe Moses and Jason Tham
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978-1-64317-414-3 (paperback, $36.95); 978-1-64317-240-8 (PDF, $29.95) © 2023 by Parlor Press. 218 pages with interior color worksheets and bibliography.
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“Informed by years of the authors’ teaching experience as well as thorough research on teamwork across multiple settings, this guide effectively brings together the practical, psychosocial, and pedagogical elements of collaboration and collaborative writing. Beautifully designed and appealingly readable, it is the finest and most comprehensive interdisciplinary text on this subject that I have seen. It should be required reading for students in every writing-intensive course.” —Chris M. Anson, North Carolina State University
“Here it is: a theory-based guide (or ‘playbook’) for students engaged in team writing that is at once resolutely practical, deeply insightful, and chock-a-block full of strategies for working successfully together. At the heart of the book is empathy—for every member of a writing team as well as for all audience members: the authors know that attitudes and feelings are directly connected to how and why team writing groups work—or don’t. Sound principles of design thinking, transparency, and teamwork are at work throughout this text, as team members practice critical thinking, imaginative research strategies, and writing, writing, writing. Especially important is the discussion of ‘next-level inclusivity,’ which recognizes not only the importance of diverse perspectives to the quality of work a team produces but also the difficulty of achieving real inclusivity, along with practical advice for doing so. The concluding chapter importantly builds on this advice in its discussion of ‘next-level collaboration,’ which focuses on how team members can best understand and be open to one another, how to build trust, and how to solve problems—together. Students and instructors across the disciplines will find much food for thought—and for thoughtful practice—in this provocative and helpful book.” — Andrea A. Lunsford, Stanford University
About the Authors
Joe Moses teaches collaborative writing, research, and project design in the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His co-written and co-edited scholarship appears in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Computers & Composition, Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization, The International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, and Connexions: International Professional Communication Journal. With Jason Tham, he is the author of the first book in the Playbook Series, Collaborative Writing Playbook: An Instructor’s Guide to Designing Writing Projects for Student Teams, which was published by Parlor Press in 2021.
Jason Tham is Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. He codirects the User Experience (UX) Lab and teaches courses in UX research, information design, and digital rhetorics. He is a Research Partner of the Digital Life Institute at Ontario Tech University. His current research interests are design thinking approaches in technical communication pedagogy and practice. Tham’s work has appeared in Technical Communication, Journal of Technical Writing & Communication, Computers and Composition, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, among other journals and edited volumes. He is the author of Design Thinking in Technical Communication (2021, Routledge) and Keywords in Design Thinking: A Lexical Primer for Technical Communicators and Designers (WAC Clearinghouse/University Press of Colorado, 2022). With Joe Moses, he is the author of the first book in the Playbook Series, Collaborative Writing Playbook: An Instructor’s Guide to Designing Writing Projects for Student Teams, which was published by Parlor Press in 2021.
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