Final_Summer-2008 - 2' v 9 “£99 O 643 ENGLISH 208 Final...

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Unformatted text preview: 2' v 9 “£99 O 643 ENGLISH 208 Final Exam W008 R", Time: 2 hours NAME: Section: GENERAL DIRECTIONS: l. The memo for Part I and the letter for Part II should be on separate pages. Use the attached papers. 2. The following criteria will be considered in evaluating your bad—news memo and persuasive letter: a. Content b. Indirect organizational plan c. Format (1. Style and tone e. Language and Mechanics Part I: Bad-News Memo (50%) Directions: Write a bad-news memo using the indirect approach on one of the following situations. Invent any information you need. Make sure you use appropriate business style and tone and memo format. 1. Each spring semester, the Student Affairs Office organizes its annual Outdoors activities on campus at AUB. Recently, some faculty members have complained to the administration about the noise during the preparation for this event and have requested that these activities be organized off campus. As the dean of Student Affairs, write a bad- news announcement in memo format to the representatives of the clubs on campus, informing them that Outdoors has been postponed to the summer and that such activities would take place off campus in the future. 2. You are the HR manager at City Mall/ABC Achrafieh. Because of the increase in prices on the local market, your employees have written a petition requesting a 15% salary increase. Even though it has been reported that prices of products have increased as much as 30%, you cannot raise salaries because your business is barely keeping afloat. Write a memo in which you inform your employees of your intention to keep salaries as they are. Part II: Persuasive Letter (50%) Directions: Write a persuasive letter using the indirect approach on g; of the following situations. Include all the required parts of a letter (a letterhead, inside address, date, and so on). Invent any information you need. Make sure you use appropriate business style and tone and letter format. 1. You are the president of Ailgreen, an NGO whose main mission is to help keep Lebanon green. Your campaign for this year involves planting one million trees all over the country and you need many volunteers. You decide to approach private firms and request from their administrations to encourage their employees to participate in this activity during the weekend considering it a complimentary community service. One of the firms you approach is Byblos Bank. Write a persuasive letter to Mr. Shadi Tohme, the manager of the bank, explaining the goal of the campaign and requesting help. 2. Every year, there are a number of events that are organized by the administration and usually scheduled towards the end of the spring semester. One of these events is the annual job fair that draws reputable local and international firms to AUB campus. As the president of Opportunities, 3 regional engineering firm, you take a special interest in this fair because you usually recruit young engineers for your projects in the Arab World. However, you find that the timing of the fair is inappropriate because it coincides with students’ preparation for their final exams. Write a persuasive letter to Dr. Mariam Ghandour, the Director of Career and Placement services at AUB, requesting she delay the job fair to the beginning of the spring semester. ...
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