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ENG 223 Week 1 Written Communication in the Workplace

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that discusses the following:




How messages can be adapted for various audiences in the workplace


How understanding audience can inform or help in identifying the tools and types of media or form (such as e-mail, letters, memos, and so on) that are appropriate for communicating in the workplace


Why grammar and word choice are important for effective communication in the workplace


What roles revision, editing, and proofreading play in clear workplace communication


How a writer can achieve accuracy and appropriate tone


Structure your report according to the principles of The Basic Essay, with

*Title that forecasts content of the report

*Formal introduction with clear thesis statement

*Discussion that ties to and supports thesis statement

*Formal conclusion that summarizes thesis and discussion. (No new information.)

*You may use subheadings to indicate the response to each topic above RECOMMENDED

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines: title page; page numbers; double spacing; indent paragraphs

 Adhere to rubric provided.

Submit all assignments to Write Point and Plagiarism Checker and post results with your e

Save all assignments files like this: Last name_first initial_title of assignment.

 Post to Assignment tab.  Local classes bring hard copy to class for review.




ENG 223 Week 2 Formal Messaging

Write a 1- to 2-page formal letter or memo in which you communicate a negative message. You may select from one of the following scenarios:




Tell your investors or employees about a recent decrease in your company’s stock value.


Inform all employees of a coming round of companywide layoffs at your place of business.


Communicate displeasure to a business or vendor for  work practices or product.


Inform a customer that you are unable to refund his or her money or accept a returned product.


Select another scenario of your choice, as approved IN ADVANCE by your instructor.


General Structure:




Letterhead for letter; formal format for memo (DATE, TO, FROM, SUBJECT)


Formal salutation


Introduction, with buffer and indication of what the memo will address.


Discussion, with complete details about the negative situation


Conclusion, with thanks expressed to recipients. Indicate whom to contact for more information.


Attach a title page in APA format; however, format your letter or memo as suggested in Ch. 10 of Workplace Writing. (Exception: Please double space for ease of review/comment.)

Adhere to rubric provided.

Post results of Write Point & Plagiarism Checker with assignment.

Submit assignment to Write Point. Post the results with assignment.

Save all assignment documents according to this convention:  Last name_first initial_title of assignment





ENG 223 Week 2 Final Project: Report Topic Selection

Review the Overview of the Week 5 Assignment

Select a topic for your assignment from the list of potential recommendations.

On 1-2 pages:

State your topic and why you selected it.  {You may write this assignment in first person.}

Explain how you will approach the report given what you have learned in your Weeks 1 and 2 course materials.

Indicate the kinds of research sources you will use to develop your report:  what kinds of books, reports, journals, or primary research might you use. Discuss why such resources will be useful.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.  Attach a title page.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.





ENG 223 Week 3 Persuasive Messages

Write a 350- to 700-word persuasive e-mail in a Microsoft® Word document to a manager or coworker requesting a change to the workplace. You may select from one of the following possible topics:




Workplace modification or resource


Change in direction on a project


Requesting a promotion


Recommendations for reductions in workplace waste or money-saving opportunities


Requesting to hire a new worker


Another topic as approved by your instructor


Refer to Ch. 9 and 13 of Workplace Writing for suggestions on how to write an effective, persuasive e-mail.

Submit your email as a Microsoft® Word document to the Assignment Files tab.





ENG 223 Week 4 Tools for the Job Seeker

Select a position that you might like to apply for from a career search website of your choosing. This can be a job that you are qualified for now or will be qualified for after earning your degree.

Copy/paste the ad into a Word document, ALONG WITH OTHER MATERIALS AS ASSIGNED BELOW

Refer to Ch. 11 of Workplace Writing and choose either a reverse chronological resume or a functional resume depending on your work-history situation.



Create a 1- to 2-page resume for this job. Your resume should be formatted consistently by using the same type face, font, and headings.

Include the following sections as appropriate:




Name and contact information


Career objective or professional summary


Summary of qualifications






Honors and awards (optional)


Refer to the University of Phoenix Career Services website to help shape your resume. You may also view templates for resumes from Microsoft® Word and any examples used in this course.

Refer to the section entitled “Practice Resume Ethics” (p. 316) in Ch. 11 of Workplace Writing for additional help.

Refer to the Achievement Resume in the Job Search Package to guide you in developing the content related to work experience


Write a 1-page cover letter to accompany your resume.  See textbook and Job Search Package.


In addition, you may assume you have also interviewed for this position. Write a 1-page follow-up letter to the interview. See the samples in the textbook and  in the Job Search Package.

Adhere to rubric provided

Submit your resume, cover letter,  follow-up letter and copy of the ad IN ONE DOCUMENT.

 Submit to Write Point and post results with your assignment.

Save all assignment documents according to this convention:  Last name_first initial_title of assignment





ENG 223 Week 5 Research-Driven Long, Formal Report

Review the assignment overview

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Research-Driven Long Formal Report Instructions



In Week 5, submit the final report described below.




Write a 1,050- to 1750-word Research-Driven Formal Report that researches and reports on principles and methods related to one of the following topics.




Methods to improve a company’s customer service


Methods to improve employee morale.


Considerations and methods to reduce business costs


Considerations of  successfully introducing Informal, dress down Fridays


Effective workforce communication and engagement (between a company and the employees)


ALERT: This report should be useful to any business or company


Please do not refer to fictional companies or hypothetical situations.  Personal experiences also will not fit into this assignment.


The core of this assignment is research.



Research and discuss the following related to the team topic:





Best industry methods: What should a company do to ensure effective implementation related to your topic? If a manager wanted to implement a related program, what does he need to know?  This is the core of the assignment.


Research and describe at least one real-life example to support the discussion. Discuss a company that effectively implements the best practices related to the team topic.  Internet research will qualify to identify case studies applicable to your topic.  Tie the case study to the discussion of best methods.  WARNING: A company website may offer information regarding the company’s practice; however, recognize that there may be bias and find third-party sources what a company web site may state or “brag”about.


Develop or find an illustration that supports the content. See the textbook for guidance.


Also consider: Background/definitions as needed.  Benefits to a company that effectively implemements best methods.  Impact on a company that does not adhere to best methods.




Support your discussion with a minimum of THREE sources, including at least TWO from the University of Phoenix library. 


Internet sources ending in .com or .net may not be used.  Internet domain names ending in .edu or .org are acceptable.  A popular business magazine or newspaper also may be used. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) offers excellent information on some of these topics, as does the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and PEW Research.


Popular business magazines or newspapers may be used in addition to the library sources.



Support your discussion with a minimum of one visual element. This relates to a meaningful graph or chart that relates to the content vs. clip art or Google images.  Be sure to explain the visual element and tie it to the related discussion.  Insert it as close as possible to related information in the discussion.  Explain how it supports/ties in to the discussion.


Identify the visual as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. just below it.  Cite the source underneath the image xxxlike this


Fig. 1: Title of Image (Source, date, p. x).


FORMAT your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



Organize the content of the report in keeping with the example of a long report in Ch.18 of Workplace Writing. It must include the following headings. Use APA format unless otherwise indicated below:





Title page (use APA format)


Table of Contents


List of illustrations


Abstract: separate page prior to the Introduction (for APA, center the heading); do not indent. See the attachments regarding abstract.


Introduction (Thesis statement, general context or background; preview of discussion to follow)


Discussion, with illustration inserted into this section.


Conclusion (a recommendation is not required)


References in APA style/format/separate page/s



Note. The title page, table of contents, list of illustrations, and references page will not count toward your final word count.



Cite all sources in the text of the report and in a list of references in APA style/format.   Cite all sources used, even if the information is summarized or paraphrasedl


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