A requirement for this class is a “real-life” essay or letter detailing a true experience you had; you should submit this to a real person or company.
The time has come to decide on your real-life, experiential essay or letter. For this final paper/essay assignment, you should be able to plan, write a draft, edit/proofread a piece of writing that you will be able to send to a real person.
There is no “right” or “wrong” topic, but here are some possible ideas to consider:
Write a complaint about a product you purchased which disappointed you. Maybe you bought a used Iphone that died after a week, or maybe you were deceived by a company in some way; for example, maybe you were bullied into buying rental car insurance that you did not need. Possibly you were wronged by some professional person or agency; for example, my dentist lied to me and told me I would have a tooth extracted, but she really performed very painful and unwanted gum surgery. (See my post below). On the other hand, maybe you are very happy/thrilled with some new product; for example, your brittle dry hair is shiny and soft after using Kerastase hair conditioner. Or, maybe you just stayed in a hotel where the manager went above and beyond what you expected. For example, the owners of a B & B in nearby Little Falls shoveled out my buried car and drove me to a hospital when I suffered an asthma attack. Another idea? Maybe you just want to write a letter of thanks to a teacher or professor who really made a difference in your education. I have written such letters to my dissertation advisor and another professor at Syracuse University.
1. GO to the discussion forum #9. POST your original idea for a real-life piece of writing. IMPORTANT:
READ WHAT I WROTE BACK TO YOU IN THE DISCUSSION. In some cases, I said you had a very workable topic; in others, I suggested you think of a different experience for your letter.
2. Decide on your topic
3. Write a draft of your letter/essay.
4. POST IT IN DISCUSSION FORUM #10. THIS DISCUSSION IS DIFFERENT, SINCE IT IS ALSO A PEER REVIEW.
THIS IS A DISCUSSION FORUM IN FORMAT–SO, FIRST POST YOUR OWN LETTER.
5. Then look at your partner’s letter and complete the required peer review.
I have matched you up with a classmate, and you need to take a careful look at this person’s draft and make suggestions for improvement. This is your final DISCUSSION GRADE for the course. (WORTH 100 POINTS). Of course, your partner needs to have a letter for you to read! And both of you need to work together on this assignment! Please contact me if your partner is missing! I will make other arrangements for you.
6. SUBMIT your edited/proofread letter in the MODULE #6 SafeAssign dropbox.