The Formal Analytical Report

Overview Complete the formal analytical report that you described in your proposal. The report must do the following: define a problem, analyze the criteria for a satisfactory solution, propose one or more alternative solutions, and argue for the solution that satisfies the criteria best. The problem may involve an institutional, technical, or public policy issue that you are working on or have worked on in your other courses; or it…

Social Media Profile

Type: Individual Weight: 25% Overview This assignment will require you to write extensively and exclusively online.  You will create websites, review and update crucial social media, interact with your peers in writing, determine your own personal and/or business “brand” and create a professional online presence with an eye to your current and future career. This assignment is divided into two parts: Part 1: Professional Reading Blog (PRB) (15%) and, Part 2: Profile Website.…

Job Application Documents

Overview Most of us obtain jobs through a multi-stage process. First you research the types of jobs you are qualified for and the types of employers you would like to work for. Then you try to convince specific employers to consider you for a job.  Your first communication with your future employer is likely to be through a resume and application letter.  These documents must persuade him or her to continue…

Business Correspondence

Overview In working with clients or colleagues, it’s imperative to strike the right balance in tone, arrangement and content. In some ways, short correspondence and communication (letters and emails) is the most important on-the-job writing you will do.   The correspondence portfolio is your opportunity to demonstrate effective business writing through examples of everyday business communication. For this project you will demonstrate your ability to apply a variety of writing strategies…

Formal Report

Type: Group Overview Your team will identify and possibly partner with a small non-profit organization, for-profit business, or student group to help them solve a business challenge.  You will analyze a real business situation, research potential solutions and recommend an appropriate solution or solutions.  Working in a team, you will design, develop, and write a formal report for your “client” by the end of the semester. The Rhetorical Situation :For the…

Oral Progress Report

Overview You and your group members  will conduct an in-class oral progress report of about 15-20 minutes.  The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to present the progress you have made toward your final report, include visuals into your presentation, to establish an outline of your final report and to solicit feedback on your final project from your fellow classmates and instructor. Details This is not a formal…

Topic-Approval Proposal

Overview For this assignment you will write a formal proposal letter seeking my approval for the project that will become your formal report.  The proposal is the first document in a series of assignments culminating in that final assignment. Your audience for this letter is me, your instructor.  Think of me as someone who wants to be sure that you choose a project from which you can learn a great…