Final Project Overview and Timeline
Final Project Overview
Business Writing Portfolio
During this course, you will complete six writing pieces to be compiled and submitted as your Business Writing Portfolio. Each assignment, with the exception of the reflection, must be revised by incorporating your instructor’s feedback and your understanding of the writing process. You are encouraged to use the tools available in the Center for Writing Excellence; of particular importance are WritePointSM and Tutor Review. WritePointSM submission will help reduce the amount of editing and rewriting you may have to do in finalizing the documents for your portfolio. The Business Writing Portfolio, submitted in Week Nine, must showcase your best work.
Deliverables List and Portfolio Document Ordering
1. Cover page
3. Business Writing Graphic Organizer
4. Week Five assignments—two parts
5. Tuition Reimbursement Implementation Report
6. Submission Checklist
7. PowerPoint® presentation, submitted as a separate attachment
Final Project Timeline
You should budget your time wisely and work on this project throughout the course. As outlined below, some assignments in the course are designed to assist you in creating your final project. If you complete your course activities and use feedback provided by the instructor, you will be on the right track to successfully complete the project.
Suggested in Week One: Print this Appendix and keep a copy of Appendix G in a folder with other work from this course. Use the checklist each week to track your progress in completing the portfolio.
Suggested in Week Two: Create the cover page for the portfolio using Appendix H. The cover page will serve as a master file and as the first page of your final portfolio. You will insert other portfolio items into this document, once they are revised and ready for final submission. You will find the cover page template on your course Web site. You may add one content-appropriate graphic to the cover page, if you choose.
Suggested in Week Three: Begin working on the Business Writing Graphic Organizer. Your instructor will provide you with additional guidelines about these assignments. The assignment is not due until Week Four, but starting it this week will allow you to experiment with different ways of organizing your thoughts and work.
Due in Week Four: The Business Writing Graphic Organizer is due this week.
Due in Week Five: Write the business letter, e-mail, and memo that will be included in your portfolio. Your instructor will provide you with additional guidelines about these assignments. Before submitting these assignments, refine them by using feedback you get from WritePointSM in the Center for Writing Excellence.