I’m working on a english question and need an explanation to help me learn.
For this practice exercise, you will continue working on your information and document design skills. You will choose ONE of the following exercises from BWS Ch 5(attached below) to revise, keeping in mind that all final submissions should be in memo format (since they are internal communications) and make use of headings and/or lists.
- 5D: Revise a poor communication about child care policies, p. 121
- 5E: Revise a poor communication about flexible work schedules, p. 122
- 5F: Revise a poor communication about holiday office coverage, p. 124
- 5G: Revise a poor communication about employee parking, p. 125
1/2 to 1 page, single-spaced, block style memo. Be sure to use headings and/or lists to group, organize, and signal content. Do not use underline.
Prof/Tech Writing Rubric:
Rhetorical Awareness: • Understands the rhetorical situation or context and clearly addresses the audience’s primary needs and purposes. • Achieves those purposes through strategic tailoring of both content and design. • Considers the audience’s existing knowledge and its effect on the rhetorical situation. • Uses appropriate language, style, tone, and vocabulary that suits the purpose, subject, and audience.
Document Design: • Incorporates appropriate layout and visuals for the rhetorical genre and purpose. • Applies the appropriate genre and/or adapts one or more genres for rhetorical purpose. • Adheres consistently to CRAP principles (contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity) for design appeal and readability. • Illustrations and graphics, when used, include relevant numbering, titles, captions, and descriptions and are clear, useful, visually appealing, and supportive of the text.
Content: • Writing is clearly focused and supports the purpose with concise, logical details that meet the reader’s needs. • Organization enhances and showcases the purpose as each section, paragraph, list, or illustration is organized in a logical and effective sequence to meet the reader’s needs. • Transitions are appropriate and rhetorically effective. • The meaning of technical terms or professional jargon is defined or can be determined by the context. • Demonstrates control of standard writing conventions through careful revision and editing, which is used to enhance readability.