The Prewriting Process

 

 

According to J. Richard Hackman, a noted team research scholar, using a team to complete a complex project may not be the best approach. However, imagine that your organization relies heavily on teams to complete projects. Your boss wants you to develop a well-researched report analyzing Hackman’s comment.

As you prepare to write this report, please respond to any four of the questions below. Post your responses in the discussion board.

  • What are the first steps of the 3×3 writing process–the prewriting process?
  • What is the purpose of your report? Why are you writing this report? What do you hope to achieve with this report?
  • What is the best channel to send your report? What factors did you consider in making this decision?
  • Who is your primary audience? Do you have a secondary audience?
  • What is the appropriate tone for your report?
  • What techniques will you use to help you achieve a positive tone?
  • How are you going to ensure your report has a “you” view?
  • Give an example of how you will make your report:
    • Conversational and professional
    • Courteous
    • Bias-free
    • Precise and vigorous