Posted: October 16th, 2022
Write a rough draft of your Persuasive Message assignment, responding to the prompt below. Upload it to this Canvas drop box by the deadline specified on Canvas. At the top of your draft document, before your message headers, you should also include 1 – 2 sentences identifying the kinds of errors or issues you would like your reviewers to pay special attention to.
For this assignment, you may either write a cover letter, craft a persuasive proposal aimed at solving a problem at a company or organization you work or volunteer for.
OPTION 1: Apply to a Job
Complete the following steps:
Your cover letter should:
When writing this message, channel John F. Kennedy: focus on what you can do for the company, not what getting the job would do for you!
Note: Please upload a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file containing both the text of the job ad you’re applying to and your cover letter.
OPTION 2: Solve a Problem at Work
Submit a short persuasive memo in which you propose a well-supported solution to a problem at a company or organization you work or volunteer for (or that you have worked or volunteered for in the past). Your message should be less than one page in length and should be addressed to someone with the ability to implement your solution.
Below are some suggested topics for your proposal. You could:
Your persuasive memo should:
Also make sure that your memo is reader-focused. Use reader-focus to demonstrate your authority, motivate your reader to agree with your recommendation, and make next steps easy for your reader to take. You can accomplish these goals by:
Note: In addition to your memo, you may also include 2-4 sentences of background information on your problem, company / organization, and / or audience. This background information will not be graded nor will it count toward the one-page limit for this assignment.
Please upload a single.doc, docx, or .pdf file containing both the your persuasive memo and your optional background information.
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