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SCENARIO: Your workplace has experienced significant change recently, and your d

SCENARIO: Your workplace has experienced significant change recently, and your department is expected to respond to change with innovation. Your immediate manager has asked you to determine one specific innovation for your department; you will be responsible for the implementation of this innovation.
Your manager has asked you to first create an informative report in which you explore how this innovation might be implemented. Once they approve or provide feedback on this, they would like you to create a recommendation report for the department manager.
ASSIGNMENT: In Unit 3, you revised the informative report in which you researched several methods for implementing your chosen innovation and compared and contrasted them based on factors that you chose. In this assignment, you will choose one of these methods and write a persuasive composition in which you aim to persuade your audience that this is the best course of action to take in order to implement your innovation.
To write a detailed recommendation, you will need to consider 2-3 criteria that are influencing your recommendation. These should be the same criteria that you evaluated objectively in your comparison/contrast assignment; however, you should look at them through a new lens as you are now aiming to persuade your audience that one method is better suited than the others rather than to inform about the similarities and differences between the methods.
In addition to advocating for the method you have chosen, you should spend at least one body paragraph acknowledging and responding to any counterarguments you anticipate regarding this method. Think about the method you did not choose and why someone might advocate for that method instead. Address those concerns by demonstrating why the method you have chosen is still the best option. Refer to the Unit 4 lesson called “Using Counterarguments” for further instruction on addressing these types of arguments in a persuasive composition.

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Humanities : Writing

SCENARIO: Your workplace has experienced significant change recently, and your d

SCENARIO: Your workplace has experienced significant change recently, and your department is expected to respond to change with innovation. Your immediate manager has asked you to determine one specific innovation for your department; you will be responsible for the implementation of this innovation.
Your manager has asked you to first create an informative report in which you explore how this innovation might be implemented. Once they approve or provide feedback on this, they would like you to create a recommendation report for the department manager.
ASSIGNMENT: In Unit 3, you revised the informative report in which you researched several methods for implementing your chosen innovation and compared and contrasted them based on factors that you chose. In this assignment, you will choose one of these methods and write a persuasive composition in which you aim to persuade your audience that this is the best course of action to take in order to implement your innovation.
To write a detailed recommendation, you will need to consider 2-3 criteria that are influencing your recommendation. These should be the same criteria that you evaluated objectively in your comparison/contrast assignment; however, you should look at them through a new lens as you are now aiming to persuade your audience that one method is better suited than the others rather than to inform about the similarities and differences between the methods.
In addition to advocating for the method you have chosen, you should spend at least one body paragraph acknowledging and responding to any counterarguments you anticipate regarding this method. Think about the method you did not choose and why someone might advocate for that method instead. Address those concerns by demonstrating why the method you have chosen is still the best option. Refer to the Unit 4 lesson called “Using Counterarguments” for further instruction on addressing these types of arguments in a persuasive composition.

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***you may pick 1 of the 2 choices from assignment #1 to write a letter in a word doc.

Week 4 Assignment #1a or 1b
***You may pick 1 of the 2 choices from assignment #1 to write a letter in a word doc. – ***
1a) Read the attached lecture notes on effective communication, then visit the “Take Action” page of the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) website.  Click on “Issues” and select an issue of your interest (click on the subtopic within that issue).
Read the information, then click on the “More” link to continue reading the information. Usually within this information there is a call to ask Congress or the Senate to support some type of legislation, *so you can write a letter to your congress person or senator requesting them to support the issue based on some of the facts from the ACLU page.* Don’t forget give the ACLU credit in your letter (According to the ACLU, “43% of women return to an abusive relationship due to difficulty finding housing”).
OR
1b) You can also click on the yellow box under the “more” link that provides a search (click on press releases) – you should then read the press release about a specific case and *write a letter to the decision maker in that case.* For example: writing to the head of the U.S. Department of Social and Health Services advocating for him/her to support some type of action (you need to conduct some research to identify a person and address).
Remember to follow the format for letters, including all the parts of the letter and using the 3 paragraph format described in the notes and reviewed in the Week 3 Professor’s Information (P1 purpose, P2 details, P3 response or contact information.)