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  1. This assignment is your chance to improve the world—or at least one small corner This assignment is your chance to improve the world—or at least one small corner of it. You are to write a letter of 400 to 800 words in which you make an unsolicited recommendation for improving the operation of some organization with which you have personal contact— perhaps the company that employed you last summer, a club you belong to, or your sorority or fraternity.There are four important restrictions on the recommendation you make:Your recommendation must concern a real situation in which your letter could really bring about change. As you consider possible topics, focus on situations that can be improved by the modest measures that you can argue for effectively in a relatively brief letter. It is not necessary, however, that your letter aims to bring about a complete solution. In your letter, you might aim to persuade one of the key people in the organization that your recommendation will serve the organization’s best interests.Your recommendation must be unsolicited—that is, it must be addressed to someone who has not asked for your advice.Your recommendation must concern the way an organization operates, not just the way one or more individuals think or behave.Your recommendation may not involve a problem that would be decided in an essentially political manner. Thus, you are not to write on a problem that would be decided by elected officials (such as members of Congress or the city council), and you may not address a problem that would be raised in a political campaign.Of course, you will have to write to an actual person, someone who, in fact, has the power to help make the change you recommend. You may have to investigate to learn who that person is. Try to learn how that person feels about the situation you hope to improve. Keep in mind that most people are inclined to reject advice they haven’t asked for; that’s part of the challenge of this assignment. From time to time throughout your career, you will find that you want to make recommendations that your reader hasn’t requested.In the past, students have completed this assignment by writing on such matters as the following:A no-cost way that the student’s summer employer could more efficiently handle merchandise on the loading dock.A detailed strategy for increasing attendance at the meetings of a student organization to which the student belongedA proposal that the Office of the Dean of Students establish a self-supporting legal-aid service for studentsBear in mind that one essential feature of a recommendation is that it compares two alternatives: keeping things the way they are now and changing them to the way you think they should be. You will have to make the change seem to be the better alternative from your reader’s
  2. point of view. To do this, you will find it helpful to understand why the organization does things in the present way. By understanding the goals of the present method, you will probably gain insight into the criteria that your reader will apply when comparing the present method with the method you recommend.Directions:Write a letter of 400 to 800 words in which you make an unsolicited recommendation for improving the operation of some organization with which you have personal contact—perhaps the company that employed you last summer, a club you belong to, or your sorority or fraternity.You can find a letter template on Blackboard by going to the “Major Assignments & Rubrics” area and then clicking on “Directions for Unsolicited Letter.”
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