ON EDUCATION EQUALITY
WORKING ON TECHNICAL WRITING
Discussion on Education Equality
Blogging on Education Equality
Technical and Workplace Writing
Career planning: Individual work on your CVs and
Free Writing Questions
1) 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.
2) What is the tone of Sally French in this narrative? Why do
you think she feels the way she feels?
3) Why does Joseph Shapiro state that a student from a
minority group is more likely to be played in special
4) How did the ADA and IDEA change how Americans look at
the issue of disability?
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
What information does the first paragraph of a cover
letter usually include?
You are done with college,
Writing will be an important part of your post-college
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.
See the sample resumes and
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
C.V. versus Resume
The primary differences are the length, the content and the
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.
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.
Use action verbs
Don’t be repetitive
Make actions you have taken for the last moths
Make a things to do list
Discard insignificant tasks
What can I do with a major
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.
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
Step Four: Create a Resume
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.
Plan Ahead for your Social Action Project Data
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.