Week 10 english 145

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Week 10 english 145

  1. 1. ENGLISH 145 ON EDUCATION EQUALITY WORKING ON TECHNICAL WRITING
  2. 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. 3. 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. 365)? 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 education classes? 4) How did the ADA and IDEA change how Americans look at the issue of disability?
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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