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Jaime Gluesing Final PowerPoint

  1. 1. Final Course Reflection By: Jaime Gluesing
  2. 2. Module 5 What I’ve Learned 5 guidelines when designing documents Use white space. Use headings. Limit use of words in all caps. Use no more than two fonts Decide whether to justify margins
  3. 3. Module 5 White space= empty space on page Create by: using headings, using lists Used for emphasis of material
  4. 4. Module 5 Headings should be specific ALL CAPS, slows readers down No descenders or ascenders Justified margins Type is evenly lined on both sides Professional Look Ragged Right margins Justified only on left Less formal
  5. 5. Module 23 Informative/closure reports summarize completed work don’t result in action or recommendation include introductory paragraph, chronological account, and concluding paragraph
  6. 6. Module 23 Feasibility report Evaluates several alternatives Recommends one Justification report Recommends a purchase, investment, hiring, or change in policy
  7. 7. Module 23 7 patterns of organization Compare/Contrast Problem-solution Elimination of Alternatives General to Particular, Particular to General Geographic or Spatial Functional Chronological
  8. 8. Module 22 Primary research Gather new information Secondary research Information someone else gathered
  9. 9. Module 22 Keyword Searches Terms the computer searches for in a database Boolean search Gives fewer, more useful hits
  10. 10. Module 22 Be specific when surveying/interviewing Closed questions Limited number of responses Use for potentially embarrassing topics Open questions Do not lock subject into any sort of response
  11. 11. Module 22 Types of survey samples Random Convenience Judgement Look for patters in collected data Similarities, differences, surprises.
  12. 12. Module 12 Persuasive Messages have several purposes 4 basic strategies Direct Request Problem-solving persuasion Sales Reward and punishment
  13. 13. Module 12 Direct Request Use when audience is resistant Useful when responses are needed from people who are willing to act Ask for information immediately Give reader all necessary details
  14. 14. Module 12 Problem-solving Use when audience is likely to do what you ask Use when action from everyone is needed Describe the problem in detail Explain a solution with advantages outweighing the disadvantages
  15. 15. Module 12 Directed subject line makes your stance on the issue clear Credibility is the audience’s response to you as the source Build emotional appeal Tell a story Trigger emotions
  16. 16. Module 21 Reports come in various kinds Finish 1/4th of research before starting proposal Proposals Suggest method for finding information or solving problems End with a call to action
  17. 17. Module 21 Progress reports Used to show progress Address potential problems Different types Chronological Task Recommendation
  18. 18. How I learned Reading the chapters Unit tests Helped learn definitions Showed examples of writing styles Writing assignments Chance to practice Apply in real world situations
  19. 19. Why this matters Communicating non-verbally has taken over More emailing, reporting and writing letters than face to face Vital to learn proper and effective way to communicate this way
  20. 20. How I will use this Helped me learn how to design documents I can use this in the workforce Help me be professional when communicating with my coworkers Open doors for me By communicating effectively I can make change and create great opportunities for myself.

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