1. Observe a lecture or speech, and evaluate it according to the Checklist for Oral Presentations found in our text (and in the notes section of Blackboard). Write a memo to your instructor identifying strong and weak areas and suggesting improvements. This should be one to two pages in length.
2. Do some research to develop your own "Top 10" list of effective web writing principles (Hint: Look online for web writing guidelines by experts such as the Nielsen Normal Group, college and university sites, and top web design firms.) Based on what you find, assemble your list. Using your list as a guide, find three web sites that exemplify the principles of effective writing for the web. In a one page summary explain why the three websites you selected are excellent examples.
3. Pick an event that is about to happen on campus or in your community. For example, a career day, concert, public lecture series, etc. Who is your audience and how would you use social media to announce this event to them? Which applications would you use? How would you write the messages? Write a tweet and a Facebook post for this event. Pay attention to tone (friendly yet professional), and length of message.
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.