LJILJANA w CLIFF #2.1
We went right up to the wire today, but I don't think that this summary is going to take very long.
Today I showed you the spreadsheet that I use to keep track of all of my ideas and research and information when I am writing a book.
I recommend using a spreadsheet as opposed to Word because it has an innate organizational structure to it that a Word document does not, and since you're not actually composing a text in it, that organization is more important than having free typing space.
The sheet that I showed you, which is the one that I use, I don't expect is going to be of particularly great use to you, but the idea behind it I think certainly will.
So, looking forward, later on this week you and I are going to have a look at a version that you create using the basic idea of what I showed you, and this one is going to be designed more for the use of academic writing.
My hope is that by the end of this you're not only going to have a process, but a tool specifically tailored to you, your needs, and your writing structure, your writing system which we will figure out over the course of the next few weeks.
But on Thursday we are going to have our first look at what you think you need and what that might look like in a spreadsheet form.
And in addition to that, there will be a little bit of writing in it, so I'll have a chance to see your English composition.
And that will be the launching pad for a whole other branch of discussion which I'm also very excited about, and again I hope you are too.