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Unit 2 – Discussion Board?

??Unit:? Bridging the Gap between Prewriting and Writing?

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Assignment Objectives

Discuss the critical role of written communication in personal, professional, and academic environments.Identify how rhetorical and stylistic choices impact the effectiveness of written communication.?

?Deliverable Length:? 200?250 words?

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For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:

Writing is all around us.? We may read words on a page or backlit screen, or we may watch them played out on a big screen.? Sometimes these words can have a positive or even influential impact on us.

Think of a piece of writing or video that really resonated with you and made an impact. This could be a book, an article, a social media post, a song, a film, or even a TV commercial or other short video.? Perhaps you watched a film that caused you to have strong emotions.? Maybe you read an article that you felt really spoke truth to you.? You may have even heard a song that made you think of a loved one.?

  • Why did it resonate with/speak to?you?
  • What did the author of that piece do well to make an impact on you as the audience?

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Unit 2 – Individual Project?

??Unit:? Bridging the Gap between Prewriting and Writing?

?Deliverable Length:? 2 pages?

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Assignment Objectives

Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the writing process.Demonstrate writing as a process through planning, drafting, revising, and editing.Produce clear and organized writing appropriate for audience, purpose, and platform.Show appropriate writing conventions, including sentence structure, grammar, syntax, and mechanics, for academic and professional environments.?

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Assignment Details

Everything that you write has a goal and an audience. Your message and the way that you write that message will change depending on the audience and your goal. This is why it is important to carefully plan messages before writing them. When you plan your message, you ask yourself questions about your audience, your goal, and the situation.

Imagine that you just received the following e-mail from the CEO of the organization that you work for:

Team,

Thank you for your hard work and dedication as we have navigated the difficulties of this past year. As you know, the vast majority of our team has been working from home for many months now. This has not been without its challenges, but there have also been some distinct benefits to our remote work arrangements.

As the situation in the world looks to be improving, we are now considering whether or not to bring the team back to the office or continue to allow working from home. I am very much interested in your feedback. What?s working with the current arrangement? What?s not working? If given the choice, would you want to come back to the office or continue working from home?

Please reply to this message with your feedback.

Thanks for all that you do!

[CEO Signature Block]

Using the template provided, answer the following questions to help you think through how you would respond to the CEO?s e-mail. (Note that you are not actually writing a response to the e-mail. The goal of this assignment is to answer the questions below to help you think through how you would respond.)

  • Who is your audience?
  • What is your goal in this e-mail?
  • What are the pros and cons of working from home?
  • What are the pros and cons of working in the office?
  • What are 2 reasons for your choice (to work from home or work in the office)?
  • What writing choices will you use to get your point across to your audience? (For example, some choices to consider might include: What greeting would you use to begin your e-mail? Do you think using numbering or bullet points to organize your e-mail would help? How will you close your e-mail?)

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