Mrs. Lindy Brazil
English 98/98R Career assignment
of the Assignment:
For this assignment, you will write a cover
letter in which you’ll develop clear, convincing reasons why you
are well qualified for an available position in your chosen
field of expertise.
Please turn in a single typed paragraph in
proper business-letter format.
In a developed and organized paragraph, introduce
yourself, state your topic sentence, share three main points
explaining why you’re well qualified, include specific detailed
examples, and conclude your letter on a positive, enthusiastic
Imagine you’ve earned your desired
certificates and/or degrees, you’ve gained plenty of work
experience, and you’re searching for a full- or part-time
position in your field of expertise.
Most likely you’ll need to do some preliminary research
about your future career and the qualities you’ll need to land
the job of your dreams.
To gather information about your chosen career, visit the
Career Center here on campus, interview people in the field,
and/or talk with your professors.
for an imaginary position in your field, write a
one-paragraph cover letter, explaining to your future employer
why you are best qualified for the position.
To write a persuasive letter, consider the following
points of persuasion:
Your education: school(s),
degree(s), certificate(s), coursework, grade point average, etc.
work experience: internship(s), part-time jobs, full-time jobs,
Your communication skills: writing skills,
interpersonal skills, experience in giving presentations, etc.
managerial skills: organization, ability to manage others, etc.
Your personality: attitude, commitment,
Choose three of these points to support your
main idea—that you are highly qualified for the position, and be
creative when developing specific details and examples to
illustrate the three points.
Aim high, and keep in mind that this is your time to brag
about your accomplishments.
If you don’t brag, someone else competing for the job
will. Yes, this is
a competition, and you need to prove to your future employer
that you are the best candidate from the pool of applicants.
It’s your job to convince your reader to hire you.
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Checklist for Required Work:
All of the work listed below must accompany your final draft.
Identify each section of work at the top, and, using the
Preliminary Work Checklist, place the items in the proper order.
Two In-class peer evaluations
Two carefully edited typed drafts