Writing Skills
Learning Activity 5

Three handouts

5-1: References

Learners think of three people who could give them a good reference. Then they write a letter to one of these people and ask them to be a reference.

5-2: Cover Letters

Learners review the job postings in the paper or on http://www.jobsnorth.ca and choose a job they would like to apply for. They review the sample cover letter and then use the template to write their own cover letter for the job they chose.

5-3: Resumes

You should have learners review the research section about functional and chronological resumes before they write their resume.

Learners develop a chronological or functional resume. There are examples of both of these resumes on the handouts. Learners can also research examples on the Internet. Several good websites are given.