Recommendation letters can sing praises when planned in advance

Recommendation letters can sing praises when planned in advance

Ever had students ask you for a recommendation letter the day before they needed one? Ever wished that former students who ask for recommendation letters would give you some information to work with? Ever think that the recommendation letters you write could be much more meaningful if students had made an effort to demonstrate laudable characteristics, rather than take for granted they were obvious to you? Here’s guidance for you to give students on how to get superlative letters of recommendation. Recommendation Letters

Team member evaluation form requires tough judgement

Team member evaluation form requires tough judgement

The team member evaluation form provided with this post holds members accountable. The evaluation requires one of four numerical choices with no commentary. If you are teaching Public Relations Campaigns or Public Relations Plans in teams, your students must remain fully committed as team members to the end of the campaign or plan. It is no easy task to keep teams on task and totally engaged with everyone sharing the workload equally. One resource to use is a tough team member evaluation form. At the completion of the campaign or plan, each team member evaluates the other members of the team. Each member must rate the other members of the team with a 1, 2, 3, or 4. No combinations, pluses or minuses, or notations are permitted. The instructor incorporates the evaluation into each student’s course grade. Here for your review and possible use is the form: TEAM EVAL POST

 

 

Public relations writing assignments can be graded by the writers

Public relations writing assignments can be graded by the writers

We know that correcting public relations writing papers can be one of the most time-consuming chores for instructors. Further, the traditional method of marking up a paper with bold ink, correcting every error, and extensively noting failure to follow instructions, use of the proper format and writing with coherence teaches students that there will always be someone more skilled and experienced than they are to take whatever they submit, rewrite or revise it and send it on for review through the organization.

 

Public relations writing assignment grading system

Here is one grading system that expedites correcting papers by shifting much of the work from instructors to students. The overarching lesson for students to learn from this grading system is that to be successful, they must take full responsibility for their work, never taking for granted that someone will always be there to “clean it up.”  Following is a description of the grading system that is ready to slip into a syllabus. GRADING PAPERS POST