Bad Cover Letters

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There are a number of sites on the Web with examples of bad cover letters. Have your students review the material on cover letters in the handbook and read these examples of what not to do. Use this to prompt a discussion about the important elements of a cover letter or ask your students to revise a bad cover letter to make it more effective.
About the Author
Barclay Barrios is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches freshman composition and graduate courses in composition methodology and theory, rhetorics of the world wide web, and composing digital identities. He was Director of Instructional Technology at Rutgers University and currently serves on the board of Pedagogy. Barrios is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of Emerging.