Cover Letter Rating Preparation Assignment
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In this Rating Preparation Assignment, you will be presented with a sample cover letter to download (click on the link below). Download this sample cover letter NOW, before answering any of the questions below.
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Did the student submit a cover letter? (For this practice survey answer “yes”)CorrectIncorrect
Did the student use an appropriate font color?
An appropriate font color is black or grey for the body text. For section headings it is okay to use colors other than black or grey, as long as they consistently use the same easy-toread colorCorrectIncorrect
Did the student use an appropriate font size?
An appropriate font size is between 10 and 12 point for body text and no more than 16 for headers; the use of font size should be consistent (i.e. headers should be the same size and the body text should be the same size throughout)CorrectIncorrect
Did the student use an appropriate font type?
An appropriate font type is consistent and easy to read; professional fonts are typically serif or sans serif (e.g. Arial, Calibri, Times New Roman, or Helvetica)CorrectIncorrect
Did the student submit a resume that is free from spelling errors?
If you find one or more spelling errors, then select “No”CorrectIncorrect
Did the student submit a resume that is free from grammatical errors?
If you find one or more grammatical errors, then select “No”CorrectIncorrect
Did the student use appropriate margins?
Appropriate margins are centered, well-balanced, and between 1/2 inch and 1 inch all the way aroundCorrectIncorrect
Did the student submit a cover letter that is an appropriate length?
Appropriate length is between a half page and one pageCorrectIncorrect
Did the student use organized thought?
Organized thoughts are complete and well-organized, with key points highlighted.CorrectIncorrect
Did the student use appropriate word choice?
Appropriate word choice is consistent, professional, and does not use contractions (e.g. should say “I have” instead of “I’ve”).CorrectIncorrect
Did the student use clear language?
Clear language is consistently written in active voice, action phrases, and clear descriptions.CorrectIncorrect
Did the student submit a cover letter that is concise?
Concise content is not repetitive and does not use excessive words.CorrectIncorrect
Please use the space below to enter your comments for Written Communication.
Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
This response will be awarded full points automatically, but it can be reviewed and adjusted after submission.
Did the student describe appropriate subject matter?
Appropriate subject matter is clear and work-relatedCorrectIncorrect
Did the student use an appropriate cover letter design?
An appropriate cover letter design is visually appealing and contains a header and signature section.CorrectIncorrect
Please use the space below to enter your comments for Professionalism/ Work Ethic.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Did the student state relevant career goals?
Career goals should be explicitly stated and should be relevant to the job that the student applied for.CorrectIncorrect
Did the student state relevant experience and skills?
The student should explicitly state both previous experiences and skills are relevant to the job that the student applied for.CorrectIncorrect
Did the student effectively follow-up?
The student should reference their resume and request a follow-up.CorrectIncorrect
Please use the space below to enter your comments for Career Management.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.