Kolin, P. C. (2015). Successful writing at work (concise 4th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
chapter 3 and 4
- Read the e-mail below:
Dear Barb, Our HR Director asked me to follow-up with you regarding past-due performance reviews that were supposed to be conducted with members of your staff several months ago. You’ve now been notified three times regarding the lateness of these reviews, and I even left you two phone messages. I have yet to receive a response.Can you please tell me what’s going on with these? Are they finished? It is imperative that they get finished asap. If they don’t, not only will your employees be angry, but you will receive poor marks on your own performance review because of your inattentiveness to the matter.Please let me know if you have any questions. I can be reached at extension 3243. Sincerely, Dan Smithson, Human Resources Assistant
- Post by Day 3, 2â€“3 paragraphs analyzing the e-mail, including what makes the e-mail effective or ineffective. Describe the characteristics you would include to make it a more effective piece of professional writing.
- Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to the week’s Learning Resources, or something you have read, heard, seen, or experienced.