Profiency in research, writing, speaking, and multimedia development.

Profiency in research, writing, speaking, and multimedia development.

Profiency in research, writing, speaking, and multimedia development.

Write a cover letter and resume to illustrate profiency in research, writing, speaking, and multimedia development. highlight internships, community outreach activities, and the Center for Public Deliberation.


In this assignment, you are asked to provide the Communication Coordinator of the Department of Arts & Humanities with proof that you have met the learning objectives of the degree program in communication studies and are ready to graduate.


Such proof will be illustrated in your resume in the following manner:


1. research topics and assignments

2. writing topics and assignments.

3. public speaking opportunities related to school (public speaking classes) and/or groups and organizations that you have delivered a public speech to on behalf of the university or in class sessions where your peers were the audience.

4. multimedia development for your public speeches such as podcasts or videos you made in response to a class assignment, powerpoint presentations or prezis you have used throughout your school career for which you received a grade.

5. community outreach activities such as working at Freshman Orientation, speaking to a group about communication events in the community, etc.

6. any work you have done or courses you have taken that were specifically related to the Center for Public Deliberation.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.