What might be some areas you’ll need to improve on before beginning your career?

Begin this discussion by conducting some informal research on writing in your field. What industry do you hope to be a part of after graduation (finance, management, Human Resources, marketing, etc.)? What kinds of writing typically happens in this field? Try to be more specific about the types of documents you may need to write outside of email and memos.
Next, write a memo describing your findings–you’ll need to attach this as a PDF to your posting. Please address the following in your memo:
What did you find in your research? What kinds of workplace writing will you be doing in your field? Cite at least two sources using hyperlinks (not URLs).
How prepared do you feel to write within your industry? What might be some areas you’ll need to improve on before beginning your career?
How do the tone and style of writing in your field differ from the academic writing most of us are used to?
Be sure to use proper memo format, appropriate tone and style for memos, short and direct paragraphs (no longer than 4-6 lines of text), single-spaced block paragraphs, and hyperlinks to cite your sources. Attach your memo as a PDF for this discussion. Your memo should be at least 300 words long.
Responses to Classmates
In your responses to classmates, comment on each other’s research. Do your classmates’ findings seem accurate? Is there anything they may have missed? What are some similarities and differences between the kind of writing you might be doing in your industries? Your responses must be at least 100 words long each.
You can also use the RISE model (Links to an external site.) when you respond:
Reflect:What do you agree/disagree with in your peer’s post?
Inquire:Ask an insightful question about your peer’s post.
Suggest:Make a kind suggestion to your peer or make an insightful comment that will help them better understand rhetoric.
Elevate:Offer an additional resource your peer might find helpful, or make connections between your post and your peer’s post. Elevate the conversation by providing information that will be helpful in the future.

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