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A Million Channels: Final Stuff for Final Project

You Are Responsible for Making Sure Your Final Project Follows Best Practices

Here is the final grading criteria I will use:

Genre (30%) THE WHAT

  • Project utilizes best practices common to its specific type of writing (i.e., should have an executive summary, should be written in third-person, should include images that depict specific processes, should use minimal amounts of text in slides, etc.)

Purposes (40%) THE WHY

  • Project does something to an audience that makes sense, given the type of writing it is (i.e., persuade a prospective employer to higher you, inform colleagues of a new trend in your field, educate a generalist audience about an important topic, entertain visitors to a website or social media channel, etc.)

Audiences (30%) THE WHO

  • Project clearly identifies a target audience that makes sense, given the type of writing it is. It also provides clear value to that audience (e.g. technical writers looking to improve their project management, business managers looking to build better rapport with their employees, people with disabilities seeking accommodations at work, etc.)

If You’re Not Sure What Best Practices Look Like For Your Genre, Do Some Research

The best thing you can do to ensure your final project is using best practices is to review successful examples of your genre (i.e. blog, social media profile, etc.).

Homework #6 has links to many such examples.

Otherwise, your best bet is to Google the specific genre you’re working on with the adjective “best” (i.e. best blogs about nursing, best whitepaper template for engineering, etc.).

To Complete This Project (Suggested Workflow)

1) 11/30/18-12/7/18 by midnight >>

Don’t forget to follow the best practices you have researched throughout this class. Continue this research by looking for examples of the genre you’re producing to help you create the best version of it you can.

2) 12/7/18 by the start of class >>

The following must be presented in class on Friday, 12/7/18 at 11:00 AM:

  • Brief 5-minute presentation to your classmates

3) 12/7/18 by midnight >>

Final project due to Blackboard, including cover letter and link to or copy of final draft.

  1. Cover Letter, which should answer the following questions a) what was your writing process for creating this final project? b) what have you learned about the processes of business writing in this class? c) what have these processes taught you about your roles as a future writer within a specific career?
  2. A link to or copy of your final project

Grading criteria for final project

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