402: Technical and Professional Writing
Office Hours: Summer hours by appointment
Job/School Application Portfolio Assignment (see rubric)
This is a portfolio-based
assignment which means you will be required to submit a portfolio
that includes the work you have done during the first four weeks of
class along with a letter of transmittal. Please note that some of
these documents have different audiences. Though you will compose your
letter and resume for a potential employer or graduate school, you will
compose the assignment for your teacher. This just means that your
letter of transmittal should be addressed to me. Look at the portfolio
rubic above for more information.
The Portfolio must be
professional-looking and contained in a
folder of your choice (please do not place it in a bulky three-ringed
binder). The materials must be organized in an
easy-to-understand manner that will convince the teacher that you have
put thought and care into preparing the Portfolio. The letter and
resume are a part of this Portfolio and your grade will be largely
based on those documents, but the impression you create with the
Portfolio will influence the grade as well. Your job ad must be
included in the Portfolio.
In addition to including
the application letter, resume, and all
assignment materials you have processed, the Portfolio must be
accompanied by a Letter of Transmittal. The purpose of this type of
letter is outlined on page 479 of your textbook. Remember that the
letter is the first thing I will see. Therefore, you should use
appropriate letter formatting and establish a clear, professional tone.
Please do not merely summarize the assignment. Focus on your
process in putting this portfolio together and provide specifics.
letter to Professor Fry.
1. Letter of Transmittal
2. Job Ad
5. All other materials
(appropriately organized to illustrate the development
of the unit--organization of this part of the Portfolio is up to you)