Policy/Procedure Document Assignment

OVERVIEW:

This assignment asks you to demonstrate your understanding of a common type of business writing: the policy or procedure document.  You will work either from your own experience or from a case your instructor will supply.
 

WORK DUE:

  1. A GRACE analysis memo (1-2 pages) in which you analyze the writing situation and explain your choices regarding the content, format, organization, and style of your document.
  2. A Policy or Procedure document (1-2 pages).
You will write rough drafts of both the GRACE analysis and the document.  In group conferences we will develop revision strategies for the drafts.

 
ASSIGNMENT FOR DOCUMENT BASED ON WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE:

Drawing on your own experience, design a policy or procedure that your workplace or organization could use.  For example, you might select an "unwritten" policy that is currently followed within your organization and write it down.  Or, you might develop an new policy that is needed.  Or, you might select a task that is routinely performed in your organization and write a document that could be used to train a new employee to perform it.  Demonstrate your understanding of GRACE principles and pages 156-79 by creating a 1-2 page memo (or other appropriate document, as the situation warrants) that explains the policy or procedure.  Write a GRACE analysis memo so that I can follow your thinking and understand your choices for the document regarding content, format, organization, and style.
 

ASSIGNMENT FOR DOCUMENT BASED ON A CASE:

Your instructor may supply a case for you to work from.  This case will describe a business or organizational context in which there is a need for a policy or procedure document.  Demonstrate your understanding of GRACE principles and pages 156-79 by creating a 1-2 page memo (or other appropriate document, as the situation warrants) that explains the policy or procedure.  Write a GRACE analysis memo so that I can follow your thinking and understand your choices for the document regarding content, format, organization, and style.
 


EVALUATIVE CRITERIA:

The policy or procedure document

The GRACE analysis memo analyzes the writing situation and explain your choices in a well-written, well-formatted cover memo addressed to me.