Read  “Writing a Letter to Apply for a Job” on pp. 407-409 in your Student’s Book of College English, Be sure to make annotations while you read. Review the sample letter on p. 409.  A compari

  • Read  “Writing a Letter to Apply for a Job” on pp. 407-409 in your Student’s Book of College English,
  • Be sure to make annotations while you read.
  • Review the sample letter on p. 409. 
  • A comparison makes a point by discussing the similarities between two or more topics.
  • A contrast makes a point by discussing the differences between two or more topics.

 Using the diagram on page 216 of your textbook, write a letter in which you assume that you are applying for a management position at a local business. You have the following experiences, which are listed on your resume: Treasurer, Student Government Association; Certified in various computer programs; Member of Toastmasters, a public-speaking organization. Write a letter in which you compare your skills with those at the job for which you are applying.* 

*Taken from Writing for Life: Paragraphs and Essays, D.J. Henry

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WCCS Rubric (1)WCCS Rubric (1)CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdea and Content DevelopmentEvidence is substantial, specific and/or illustrative with sophisticated ideas that are particularly well developed and supported.20.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks20.0 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFocus/Purpose/ ThesisInsightfully develops a point of view/perspective/position on the issue and demonstrates a strong awareness of audience or purpose; presents a clear, original thesis.20.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks20.0 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganizationOrganization is purposeful, logical and coherent, making insightful connections among ideas.20.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks20.0 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLanguage and StyleExhibits skillful use of language, insightful vocabulary, and variety in sentence structure.20.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks20.0 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConventions (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, usage)Conventions (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, usage)Demonstrates mastery of mechanics; enhances reader’s understanding of the writer’s purpose; few, if any, errors, present. Shows control of mechanics but displays occasional errors that do not interfere with readability. Repeated errors in mechanics sometimes interfere with the writer’s purpose.Errors in mechanics are so prevalent that the piece is difficult to understand.Errors in mechanics make reading impossible.20.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks20.0 ptsTotal Points: 100.0PreviousNext 

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