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Project 4 Overview

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This is the post for the week of July 27–August 1, 2016.

Readings for the week of July 27

For this week, please read the following as needed:

Work for the week of July 27

  • Choose your focus for Project 4, following the advice in Step One of the assignment. Consider the various kinds of writing you can examine in your report, and choose one that you have not yet written in your career but that you want to know how to write.

  • Write your proposal, following the instructions on the Genre Analysis Proposal page. If you need an extension, take advantage of the 2-day grace period for daily work. The proposal is an important part of the process, since it makes sure that you’re on the right track before you dive into writing the actual report, which is worth 15% of your course grade.

  • Begin your research for the project, and be sure to keep track of your sources for your bibliography. This is a large project, so I encourage you to work steadily over the remaining weeks of the course, rather than waiting until the last minute.


Proposal for Job Application Materials

Proposal for Job Application Materials published on

Write a short, informal proposal (no more than one page) that tells me what you want to create for Project 3. Check out the Project 3 Examples for tips and some projects that will work. A rubric for the proposal will be provided in the next week.

FILE FORMAT: You can work in any word processor, as long as you can save your file as either a *.doc, a *.docx, or a *.pdf file.

STRUCTURE: Your proposal should include the following sections:

  • proposed program, that is what you propose to create for Project 3 (Markel, pp. 301)
  • task schedule (Markel, pp. 305)
  • evaluation techniques (Markel, p. 308 and more info & examples), which outlines three levels of work for Project 3:
    • Average Work ( a C project)
    • Above-Average Work (a B project)
    • Excellent Work (an A project)

SUBMISSION: Upload your file in the Assignment tool on Canvas, following these instructions:

  1. Go to Assignments in Canvas.
  2. Choose "Proposal for Job Application Materials" (under Project 3).
  3. Click the big Submit Assignment button on the upper right. You’ll see this File Upload form:
  4. Click the Choose File button, and navigate to your proposal file. It must be a *.doc, *.docx, or *.pdf file.
  5. Skip the Comments… box (indicated by the orange arrow) for this activity, unless there is something special you need to tell me.
  6. Click the Submit Assignment button, and your proposal will be uploaded and turned in.
  7. If you need to make any changes to your plan, I will let you know in the comments on your proposal, so be sure to read the feedback that I send.


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