Plan for the Day
- Syllabus Quiz: Opens 5 minutes after class starts.
- For further reading: Social Media in the Classroom
- Free small Slurpee at 7-11 today!!!
- Show Assignments Page–résumé and cover letter requirements
- Finish résumé stuff
- Webpage fun
- Preview Prose Revisions
- Catch up on Webpage or Work on résumés and cover letters
Don’t forget about the “Technology Journal.” I have five prompts for you to write about this term. This week’s prompt is up on Canvas, so please take a look.
Finish Résumé Stuff
Let’s head over to last class’s discussion on résumé duties and then move on to discussing cover letters. Remember, you might have a résumé and cover letter that you used for a job (that you got), another class (that you got an ‘A’ on), or the career center. I will comment on your résumés and cover letters based on how effective you are about SHOWING that you’re the ideal candidate for a job. It’s not enough to just consider formatting concerns. You must also think critically about how you’re communicating your qualifications.
Lessons on Plain Language Coming Up
Next class we’ll be talking about more sentence-level, prose concerns. The goal of the lessons will be on understanding what is meant by “efficient prose” and “plain language.” In order to get us going, please have the Revising Prose document read. This reading is also on Canvas.
Read Chapters 4 and 7 in Tebeaux & Dragga for tomorrow.
Your Cover Letters and Résumés, which are portfolio assignments, are due tomorrow (7/12).