Screenwriter John August’s just saying what you’re all thinking.
Iâ€™m not talking about just academic writing. Iâ€™m talking about all writing. Iâ€™m talking about email. Memos. Your blog. Iâ€™m talking about what you wrote on your friendâ€™s Facebook wall. All that writing you donâ€™t think youâ€™re getting graded onâ€“well, you are.
Whether you want to or not, youâ€™re being judged on it. And youâ€™re being judged differently because of the era youâ€™re living in.
I’m curious how School 2.0 finds his distinction between authority and expertise:
But in order to become an authority, you have to participate. You have to offer your thoughtful opinion when appropriate, and you have to invite othersâ€™ responses. Remember: an expert is someone who knows something. An authority is someone with the reputation to back it up. You get that reputation from your peers. Thatâ€™s why your professors publish articles in journals with peer-review.