Defining the Genre Terms
Resume-- A resume is just a document that shows what a person has done in their professional life. It highlights why an employer might want to hire them.
Cover letter—A cover letter is a document that accompanies a resume when you apply for a job. It explains why a person is qualified for a job and tries to convince an employer that they should give that person an interview. It’s a persuasive form of writing.
College application essay—Many universities require that their students submit a college application essay along with their basic application for admission. The topics for these essays can vary quite a bit but the core purpose remains the same: show the admissions officer that you are a well-rounded, intelligent student who can write well and shares interesting ideas.
Our next step in this session is to gather some examples of what makes a good resume, a good cover letter, and a good college essay. You’re going on a scavenger hunt!
Begin working on this activity on MONDAY and finish / submit your assignment on TUESDAY of the session.
Follow these steps:
This is a 50-point assignment.