US3488 - Write Business Correspondence - THE NEWBIE

US3488 - Write Business Correspondence - THE NEWBIE


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This is a complete workbook designed to scaffold students through Unit Standard 3488 – Write Business Correspondence for a Workplace – version 6.  Students write two emails for a workplace scenario relating to a new employee.

NOTE WELL:  To complete the standard, students must complete:

  • 2 pieces of internal correspondence, and
  • 2 pieces of external correspondence.

THIS TASK COVERS ONE OF EACH OF THOSE.  A second task, with a different workplace scenario and called "Pro Sports Event" can be found here to take students through the other two required pieces of correspondence (to give them their four - whew!).


Included in this resource:

  • A complete student workbook in Microsoft PowerPoint (resized as an A4 document)
  • The answers to an activity requiring students to correct grammatical and punctuation errors.


The student workbook includes:

  • A coversheet for the assessment task (for teachers only and placed at the end of the task booklet).
  • A hyperlinked table of contents.
  • Clearly unpacked achievement criteria.
  • Two examples of emails – one for internal use, the other for external
  • Checkpoints to help students manage their time.
  • Activities to help students learn about important skills required for this unit standard.
  • Preformatting emailing templates.
  • A checklist to help students ensure they are meeting the criteria in their writing
  • Hyperlinks to help navigate the document (including a 'home' button on every page to take students to the table of contents). 


You can:

  • Edit / Tweak this digital resource to suit your / your students' needs
  • Share with students digitally so that they can work on it online.  Note, it will easily upload to your Google Drive to convert to Google Slides (as an A4 sized document).
  • Print as hard copy work booklets.
  • Save it as a PDF


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