You will provide a description of a site that could plausibly offer your workshop, providing a rationale for
why you have chosen the site. You will identify the point of contact for the site, including all contact information. Finally, you will also write a sample e-mail of initial contact to appropriately identify personnel, introducing yourselves and “pitching” your workshop in a way that orients linguistically and pragmatically to the professional nature of the discourse.
(1) to gain experience researching institutions whose missions align with student
(2) to compose a pragmatically appropriate e-mail that articulates a “pitch” for a
Format: Submit as a word (.doc or .docx). This proposal will consist of two parts.
Part 1 will be a 600-900 (word limit is flexible) paper, which has three sections.
Section 1 will describe the workshop you intend to offer.
Section 2 will describe the site you have identified as a place where you workshop
could hypothetically be conducted. This section will summarize the mission of the
organization and to whom, specifically, in the organization the workshop is targeted.
Section 3 will provide a rationale for the suitability of the workshop to both the site
and the intended participants.
Part 2 will be a sample e-mail (2-3 paragraphs) that you would send to the appropriate contact person at the site, in which the workshop is “pitched.”
Citations: If you do cite sources, please us APA 7th ed.
Assessment: This assignment is worth 15 points. See the feedback checklist on the next page.
+ The paper does this well
The paper does this satisfactorily
- The paper does this but not always satisfactorily
x The paper does this poorly or not at all
1. Content (10 points)
____ The workshop is described substantively and in detail..
____ The intended site is described substantively and in detail.
____ The intended workshop participants are clearly identified and described.
____ The rationale explicates clearly the suitability of the workshop for the intended participants.
____ The e-mail demonstrates the appropriateness of the workshop for the site.
3. Organization, language, and mechanics (5 points).
____ The paper is organized in a coherent and logical way.
____ The paper is written in an appropriate scholarly style.
____ The paper has been proofread/spell-checked and is free from typos and serious
errors in grammar and punctuation that impede reader comprehension.
____ The e-mail is organized in a coherent and logical way.
_____ The e-mail orients to the pragmatics of the English language when writing an