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1 Cover Letter and Résumé Packet
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2 Grading Rubric: Cover Letter and Résumé Write a cover letter and résumé for a job you anticipate applying for. Follow the guidelines in Paxman p. 3-11. Cover Letter: 1. Audience Appropriateness a. The letter is written in a clear, concise style that meets the needs of the writer’s audience. b. The letter demonstrates the writer’s awareness of his/her rhetorical situation. c. The essay makes effective ethical, logical, and emotional appeals, and supports claims with appropriate and convincing evidence. d. The letter reflects the qualifications listed on the published job description. 2. Organization a. The letter is unified and coherent. 3. Voice a. The writer’s voice is effective in terms of his/her purpose and audience. 4. Word Choice and Sentence Fluency a. The writer’s vocabulary is appropriate for the subject and audience, demonstrating a mastery of terms associated with the issue at hand. b. The diction is clear, concise, and precise. c. Sentence length and structure are varied, giving an easy, flowing rhythm. d. Sentences avoid vague, wordy, or obscure construction. 5. Conventions a. The letter is correctly formatted. b. The letter uses consistent address, email, and phone number formats (i.e., UT or Utah). c. Punctuation, grammar, spelling, and usage adhere to the highest standards of edited American English. Résumé: 1. Audience Appropriateness a. The information provided is gauged to the writer’s particular audience. 2. Organization a. The writer puts the most important and pertinent information first. b. The writer puts education and experiences in reverse chronological order. c. The information is organized in a consistent manner (i.e., if you list your job title, location, and years in a certain order, you maintain that order throughout). 3. Design a. The résumé’s design increases its accessibility. b. The design is clean, and the page is not overburdened by text. c. The writer uses consistent heading, sub-heading, etc. fonts to clarify the organization.
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3 Cover Letter and Résumé Activities: Cover Letter and Résumé Activity 1 Part 1 : Cover Letter Evaluations (30 min – 1 hour) Read the four sample cover letters attached carefully (they begin on the next page). Notice their format, content, and sentence structure. On another piece of paper, write (or type) your responses to the following criteria (for all 4 cover letters): a) is this a good or bad cover letter? b) List 4 very specific reasons why the cover letter is good or bad (Note: you may find both good and bad aspects in these letters). Here’s an example of vague vs. specific critique: “The format isn’t correct” (vague) vs. “The paragraphs are indented when they should be in a block format” (specific). [All examples taken from: <http://www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/Students/CoverLetters/GoodBadCoverLetter/default.html>]
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course ENG 311 taught by Professor Watsone during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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