WORLD WIDE WEB PORTFOLIO
Here's a quick index to the resources you'll find on this page:
ACTIVITIES FOR THIS UNIT
- Cruise the WWW
- Select and evaluate 5 business-related WWW sites
- Write two memos. One will explain what makes a web site effective, and the other will consider the impact of the WWW on business writing.
- Write context notes for each of the two memos.
WRITING ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WWW PORTFOLIO
From your analysis of five WWW sites, generate a concise 2
page (single spaced) summary that explains your conclusions
about three categories:
Use these three points as the major headings to organize your response. Be sure to include a descriptive title and addresses for each of the web sites you've analyzed. Use a memo format, addressed to me. (See Chpt. 12--esp. 264-83--for memo report format)
- quality of information,
- quality of
- ease of navigation.
Be sure to include a set of context notes for this memo. That is, analyze the writing task, potential readers other than me, and your strategies for response. I expect these notes to be about a page in length.
2. SUPPLEMENT MEMO
Write a concise 2 page supplement to Chapter 4 of Thill and Bovee's
Excellence in Business Communication (3rd ed.), to follow page 74. You want to convey two types of information:
Use a memo format, addressed to me. (See Chpt. 12--esp. 264-83--for memo report format.) You may want to consult a FAQ sheet (Frequently Asked Questions) to gather information about the WWW.
- you want to explain what the WWW is and how one reaches it;
- you want to discuss the role of the WWW for businesses.
Be sure to include a set of context notes for this memo. That is, analyze the writing task and your strategies for response. In this case, I want you to tell me what assumptions you are making about who will read the textbook, and how you are using language and format to reach that audience. I expect these notes to be about a page in length.
Print a hard copy of the supplement memo AND the evaluative memo and
turn both in by 11:30 on the date specified on the syllabus. Include any rough drafts and context notes for each memo.