Almost any author can tell you that writing lots of drafts is vital to producing a top-quality product. Here are a few tips to get you started with your rough drafts:
Writing Floats on a Sea of Talk
Here at Cornell, you have the unique opportunity of receiving feedback from some of the most renowned researchers in the world, as well as from your fellow students and colleagues. Learning how to elicit, respond to, and utilize feedback is a critical step in the writing process.
While it can be hard to hear criticism of your work, ultimately your writing will benefit from the feedback you receive. Remember that knowledge is created in dialogue with others. Find someone--or even a group of readers-- who will read your work with an objective eye and who can respond in a thoughtful, yet respectful manner.
Below are some questions that you might ask to get the most out of peer response. (Remember that it takes a good deal of thought and time to be a peer responder. Select just a few of these questions to start with.)