2) The Syllabus – any questions?
3) Resume and Job Letter assignment
4) Activity: find a job ad (or two or three)
5) Group: Share and discuss
Today, to get us started, I want you to tell everyone
your name then tell us the job you hope to find when
You should have read over the syllabus for today. So,
before we dive into the first assignment and begin
our work, do you have any questions or concerns
about the class? Now’s a great time to ask!
Resume and Job Letter
Let’s take a look at your first assignment, listed under
assignments on the course website:
A key to this…
…is finding a good, solid job ad. This should be an
advertisement for a job you would apply to when you
graduate. As such, it should require the sort of qualifications
you will have when you finish your degree.
Let’s go to my Tumblr for a few links to resources:
Look for a job ad or two
Find as many potential job ads as you can. Throw the
net wide, but remember that you need to craft your
resume and job letter to this ad, so you want to pick
something that fits your profile.
Form groups of three. In your groups, share your ads and talk
a bit, as you do, about what your major is/what sort of job
you’d like to find. Get some feedback from your group
members about which of the job ads looks like the best one
to use for the assignment.
Bear in mind you aren’t stuck using the ad you find today,
but hopefully at the end of this activity you will have one
you’re comfortable with.
Go to your Tumblr
And before you leave class today, post a link to the job
ad (or the text of it/copy-paste style) to your blog.
For next class, we have two things to accomplish:
1) Read Anderson, Chapter 2 and “How Many Rhetorics” by
Booth (under “resources” on Niihka)
2) Post to your Tumblr. Your first assigned post is to tell us
who you are, your major, and to set five goals for the course.
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