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  • 1. ENGLISH 145
    ON EDUCATION EQUALITY
    WORKING ON TECHNICAL WRITING
  • 2. AGENDA
    Discussion on Education Equality
    Blogging on Education Equality
    Technical and Workplace Writing
    Career planning: Individual work on your CVs and Cover letters
    Assignments
  • 3. Free Writing Questions
    What’s problematic with the following statement, according to Sally French’s article: “I have worked with many blind people and they all wanted to be treated normally” (p. 365)?
    What is the tone of Sally French in this narrative? Why do you think she feels the way she feels?
    Why does Joseph Shapiro state that a student from a minority group is more likely to be played in special education classes?
    How did the ADA and IDEA change how Americans look at the issue of disability?
  • 4. Workplace writing
    What’s the difference between resume and a C.V.?
    What is the purpose of a cover letter and what information should a strongly written cover letter include?
    What information does the first paragraph of a cover letter usually include?
  • 5. You are done with college, now what?
    Writing will be an important part of your post-college life.
    Some of the most vital writing you will be doing will include: Resumes and Cover letters
    You want to create resumes that will secure you an interview for the job of your dreams.
    Before writing, it’s crucial to see many examples and critique them carefully.
  • 6. See the sample resumes and Cover letters
    In your groups, discuss what “writing moves” each individual made that will secure them a job interview (the use of action verbs, being clear, good grammar and mechanics).
  • 7. C.V. versus Resume
    The primary differences are the length, the content and the purpose.
    A resume is a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education (brief and concise )
    A Curriculum Vitae, commonly referred to as CV, is a longer (two or more pages), more detailed synopsis. It includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details.
  • 8. A résumé is a document that shows your education and job history. A résumé may also include life experiences related to the job you want to get.
    http://getitdone.quickanddirtytips.com/write-a-great-resume.aspx
  • 9. Tips
    Use action verbs
    Don’t be repetitive
    Be truthful
    Make actions you have taken for the last moths
    Make a things to do list
    Discard insignificant tasks
  • 10. What can I do with a major in…?
    http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/
    In your blogs, write a paragraph in what type of professional jobs are available for your major and tell us where your heart lies and why?
    Fill out the career planning charts.
  • 11. Find a job description that fits into your needs and expectations
    Step one: Save/Print out your job description (if you found more than one save them as well)
    Step two: Write a paragraph in your blogs about why this job satisfies your career goals. Be specific.
    Step Three: Write a cover-letter as if you are applying for this position
    Step Four: Create a Resume
  • 12. Assignments
    Bring all your resume/cover letter work writing with you on Thursday including the job description, career building chart, your cover letter and your resume.
  • 13. Reminders
    Plan Ahead for your Social Action Project Data Collection
    Draft of your data analysis is due on November 11th.
    Research Tasks you need to complete this week and next: Continue your data collection, if interviewing, create an interview folder and move all your transcripts there. Do the same for your surveys. Make sure that all your data is in electronic format.