INTRODUCTION TO TEXTUAL ANALYSIS 1
Texts can be oral or written. Here we'll focus on written texts. You need to learn about different types: their purpose, the context they are used in, their layout or format, their structure, the language they use...
You already know a lot about texts. You know what a list looks like. You know you cannot possibly write a CV/resumé using the format of an informal letter! Look at this!Writing Assignment: Write a job application (X words).
PS: If you need references, my mum can tell you all about me!
This job-application letter has the wrong tone and language -- it’s like an informal letter! However, paragraph themes are correct, the problem is that the guy doesn’t give the appropriate information on those topics. The effect is comical, as you have probably notice. Just imagine the “potential boss”!
Task: Can you help this job-seeker? Write the letter he should have written!
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