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Assignment 1: Procedural Email Message
Due Week 2 and worth 140 points

Write a procedural email message to employees reminding them of standard operating procedures or organizational changes that take the form of step-by-step instructions. Be creative, or use an issue applicable to your work environment. (Example can be found on page 105, Figure 6-14, of the course text.)

The message should take the form of an email; however, you will submit your assignment to the online course shell.

The procedural message must adhere to the following requirements:

1.       In terms of content:

a.       Introduce the main idea of the message in a concise, informative manner.

b.       Itemize three to five (3-5) key points with detail.

c.        Provide information about where and to whom questions should be directed.

2.       In terms of format:

a.       Use a descriptive title or heading.

b.       Use bullets to separate ideas and simplify reading.

3.       In terms of style:

a.       Include an appropriate and professional greeting / salutation.

b.       Begin statements with action verbs.

4.       In terms of clarity / mechanics:

a.       Ensure that there are no grammar or spelling errors.

Your assignment must:

·         Be typed, single-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Submitting your assignment:

·         Submit your assignment through the online course shell only.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·         Use writing process strategies to develop brief business documents, such as routine messages, bad news messages, and persuasive/sales messages.

·         Support ideas or claims in body paragraphs with clear details, examples, and explanations.

·         Organize ideas logically by using transitional words, phrases, and sentences.

·         Use sentence variety and effective word choice in written communication.

·         Write clearly and concisely using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on quality, logic / organization of the email, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
Click here to view the grading rubric