eng 315 professional communications


  • Assignment 1: Procedural Email Message
    Due Week 2 and worth 140 points

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    Write a procedural email message to employees reminding them of standard operating procedures or organizational changes that take the form of step-by-step instructions. Be creative, or use an issue applicable to your work environment. (Example can be found on page 105, Figure 6-14, of the course text.)

    The message should take the form of an email; however, you will submit your assignment to the online course shell.

    The procedural message must adhere to the following requirements:


1.    In terms of content:


1.    Introduce the main idea of the message in a concise, informative manner.


2.    Itemize three to five (3-5) key points with detail.


3.    Provide information about where and to whom questions should be directed.


2.    In terms of format:


1.    Use a descriptive title or heading.


2.    Use bullets to separate ideas and simplify reading.


3.    In terms of style:


1.    Include an appropriate and professional greeting / salutation.


2.    Begin statements with action verbs.


4.    In terms of clarity / mechanics:


1.    Ensure that there are no grammar or spelling errors.


Your assignment must:


·         Be typed, single-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.


Submitting your assignment:


·         Submit your assignment through the online course shell only.


The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:


·         Use writing process strategies to develop brief business documents, such as routine messages, bad news messages, and persuasive/sales messages.


·         Support ideas or claims in body paragraphs with clear details, examples, and explanations.


·         Organize ideas logically by using transitional words, phrases, and sentences.


·         Use sentence variety and effective word choice in written communication.


·         Write clearly and concisely using proper writing mechanics. 


Grading for this assignment will be based on quality, logic / organization of the email, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
here to view the grading rubric.