( Expanded Letter) Essay

Field: Business & Finance

Objective – When you complete this assignment, you will be able to complete Objectives listed under – 2.2 – on the course syllabus.

*Individual Assignment (two page document)

Planning Process

(1.) Before drafting this document – Make sure to read/review all applicable chapters, e.g. 3, 4, 5, 6, *9,*10. *Although these chapters are scheduled later on the Planning Calendar – I encourage you to read and apply applicable content from all chapters highlighted above. You should also review and apply the graded feedback on your first assignment to improve writing in this assignment.

(2.) Read – p. 69- Why Does This Matter? After reading the section, reflect on your team experiences (academic and/or workplace) in terms of: team writing, handling difficult conversations and other principals of team communication.


After reading the Business Case below – Draft a two-page persuasive message in expanded letter format. Include in the body one in-text citation (APA format) from a journal article within your declared major. *Use only “one” in-text citation in the body. Do Not use the course textbook as a citation /secondary source/reference.

Business Case: (Themes/Chs. 2 & 3) Business writing is changing in this new age of technology. Identify three strategies virtual team writers can apply to improve communication during the development stage of planning a message. Provide specific strategies used by industry representatives detailed in a credible journal article to support the strategies. *Do Not use your personal opinions. **DO Review- LO 10.3 (Ch.10, p.284-285) –Getting the Tone and Style Right for Persuasive Messages. Make sure to focus on -We-Voice: Use in internal persuasive messages to emphasize shared work goals.

Suggestions for Conducting Research for this Assignment

Use Business Source Complete- Go to W.I. Dykes Library https://www.uhd.edu/library/Pages/library-index.aspx Click Databases – Under Library Databases –Click B-Scroll Down to Business Source Complete –Click and Start your search

Focus on specific articles related to your declared business major OR articles written for all business majors: some specific and general Themes include but are NOT limited to: barriers to effective (virtual or online) team writing, teamwork with strategies to improve (virtual or online) team communication, virtual writing strategies used to embrace team diversity (talent, cultures, etc.) in the context of virtual communication when conducting global business, strategies to minimize the impact of emotional hijacking when communicating during a virtual team project.

Format the report – Two Pages ONLY – Do NOT Exceed, Apply the following – MARGINS -1 inch (top/bottom and sides), FONT – Times New Roman-Size 12, and SPACING – Use single space (1.0) to format the body of each section/paragraph – THEN- Use 2.0 spaces after each section/paragraph (i.e. at the end of EACH section/paragraph– use 2.0 spaces THEN – go back to using single space (1.0) for the body of EACH section/paragraph – UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE DOCUMENT. *Single-space some elements, such as the address and citation in the reference section. Place the citation at the end of page two, in APA format.

For visual purposes only, review Figure B.2 in the course textbook on page 536/B.2/Sample Letter Block Format Style. In reviewing, you should note, the content is not applicable. Do not use the heading (Better Horizons Credit Union) in the example. Do Not use a Header or lines as illustrated.

This means you will need to make applicable modifications, e.g. current date, salutation (Dear Dr. Nealy:) and use the following information in the address.

Important Reminders

DO NOT PDF the assignment. I will NOT accept the submission.

DO NOT cut/post the assignment to the Submission Board. I will NOT accept the submission.

DO NOT write a message in the Submission Board. I will NOT accept the submission.

DO NOT submit the assignment via Course Message. I will NOT accept the submission.

Submit the assignment as an attached file in the –Named Assignment Dropbox. Name the file- use your last and Report. (Ex. NealyReport).

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