Assignment--IntroductoryEmailMessage

Assignment--IntroductoryEmailMessage - • Biographical...

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P ROFESSIONAL C OMMUNICATION : I NTRODUCTORY E-M AIL M ESSAGE Writing and Submission Requirements Length: 250 words, minimum Format: E-mail format Submission: E-mail message to class list and/or, if instructed by your teacher, turn in to E- Learning as an attached document in Word or Rich Text format (.doc or .rtf). For the electronic copy, name the file using your last name and the name of the assignment with no spaces (e.g.: SmithMemorandum.doc). Assignment Prompt and Context Using the guidelines set out in Technical Communication , write an e-mail message introducing yourself to your instructor and classmates. Because this will serve not only as your introduction, but as your first graded assignment, you should write and edit it with great care. Use the following scenario as a context for the assignment. The supervisor of an internship position that you have recently secured has asked you to send a message introducing yourself so that she can make the best use of your skills. Your introductory e-mail message should include the following content:
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Unformatted text preview: • Biographical information, including your name, where you are from, what you prefer to be called, your hobbies, what clubs you belong to, and your primary e-mail address, if not the one you are using, and phone number. • Academic major, area of specialization, career and personal goals. • Writing experiences at UF, on the job, or in other areas, with details of specific writing projects you have completed. • Technological skills, including what software you are comfortable using, along with your level of proficiency in HTML and PowerPoint. • Your knowledge of contemporary issues in your field or area of specialization. Grading Criteria • Message uses appropriate level of complexity and formality for a professional audience. • Message uses the correct e-mail form. • Message gives evidence, however brief, of claims regarding skills and knowledge. • Message is free of errors of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics....
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