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Email Challenges and Portfolio Letter Assignment Sheet (Spr 10)

Email Challenges and Portfolio Letter Assignment Sheet (Spr 10)

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Major Assignment #4- Email Challenges and The Portfolio Letter First Draft of Two Challenges and Portfolio Letter due via email: see course calendar for exact due date/time of first drafts Final Portfolio Draft Due: with the portfolio (Portfolio draft should be one document, stapled and numbered, with each challenge clearly labeled). Email Challenges Assignment- Complete two of the following email challenges: 1) It’s not even halfway through the semester, but you’ve already missed three classes—which should mean automatic failure. In a detailed, convincing email, accomplish the following (you decide in what order): express your understanding of and acceptance of the syllabus policy, explain the reasons behind your absences, convince your instructor that you are taking the class seriously, and explain how you will manage to make up what you have missed and ensure you do not miss any more classes or homeworks. 2) You see a job posting for a position that is in or close to your current or eventual field, but the posting doesn’t really include enough information for you to know if the job suits you. Write a short, professional email to the contact which accomplishes the following: expresses your interest in the position; in some way indicates your knowledge of the field and your experience as well as your maturity and seriousness; and asks clear, precise questions that are likely to elicit the answers you need about the nature of the job. 3) Close to the last option: You see a job posting for a position in your current or eventual field and want to email your resume, but you need an email “cover letter” to accompany it. Write an organized, detailed but not longwinded email cover letter that compliments your resume. 4) You have made some kind of mistake at your job—you get to determine exactly what the mistake is and how serious it is, but it must be serious enough to threaten your current position: that is, you are in danger of getting fired, or you will not lose your job, but if you are to continue and do well there, you need to rehabilitate the bad reputation this error has given you. In an email to your boss, accomplish the following: apologize sincerely and sensitively for your mistake, convince your boss that you had no malicious or bad intention in what you did (it was not purposeful or the result of laziness), and explain how you made the error in a way that acknowledges the mistake but suggests that you
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