What do you believe created the conflict: choice of words, tone, format, or something else? If there were two or more factors, discuss their relative importance. How could the conflict have been avoided?
Think of a time when somebody lied to you in your workplace. (Don’t think about the lies of family members, friends, celebrities, or politicians.) Describe the lie, what it was intended to accomplish, what it actually accomplished, and its other consequences. Be sure to mention, discuss, and prioritize all the factors involved; for example, the liar(s) may have had several goals, and there may have been several consequences. Offer a complete, concise, logical discussion, using proper English.
What made the letter effective? What lessened its effectiveness? To what extent did it achieve the goal of conveying unpleasant news, while maintaining the recipient’s goodwill? Be sure to mention, and prioritize, all of the factors relevant to your analysis.
The student asks, “What do I have to do? What is the most important advice you can give me? Was there an element of luck in your career choice, and your success? If so, can you explain to me what it was?