Complete an Internet search to find and read a news or opinion article on "High Expectations for Teens" the create a post that answer the following items:
Then respond to two students posts stating what you may have learned from them or agreement or disagreement with their comments.
Job-Hunting Etiquette Quiz Job hunting has its own set of etiquette rules. Take the quiz on this web site; then answer the questions.
Web site: http://www.quintcareers.com/job-hunting_etiquette_quiz.html
Take the Job-Hunting Etiquette Quiz. Check your answers. What was your score? What does it indicate about your job-hunting skills? How could you improve these skills?
What difference does a handshake make in a job interview? Why is it so important?
Respond to two other students, you need to pick one student you agree with and one you disagree with. Explain why, and also include a good reason for why you agree or disagree.
Cover Letters and Resumes
The cover letter and resume are an employer's introduction to a prospective employee before they actually meet. This web site gives advice about writing cover letters and resumes. Visit the web site to answer the questions.
Web site: http://www.resume-resource.com
The site has several articles on how to write successful cover letters. Read at least one of the articles. Tell us what article you read and the author's name. What are some of the points the author makes about creating winning cover letters?
What are some reasons you need a resume? What are some mistakes people make in creating a resume? Refer to at least one article on the web site when giving your answer, and not the same article from Question 1.
For your response to student (a) only respond to one student and (b) pick someone that read a different article then you.
On your Agenda for Using Percents please cross out the "Installment Buying" assignment. We will cover this but it will not be an assignment that is required.
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, established in 1992 in California, is a nonprofit consumer organization that aims to provide consumer information and consumer advocacy. Read its fact sheet entitled "Employee Monitoring: Is There Privacy in the Workplace?" Then answer the questions.
Suggested keywords: workplace privacy
Web site: http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs7-work.htm
Then answer the following questions:
1. What is keystroke monitoring, and how is it used in the workplace?
2. What gives employers the legal right to monitor employees' phone calls, e-mail messages, and Internet use?
When responding to other students pick someone you agree with and someone you disagree with. Explain to them why you agree or disagree. If you disagree try to persuade them to agree with you.
Yesterday the students in 2nd hour earned an extra day for chapter 9. The following students in 4th get an extra day as well: Cole, Savannah, Jacob, Logan, and Jackson because you used your time well yesterday during class.
That means you have until Thursday the 6th to turn in all assignments for Chapter 9.
Are Your Manners Holding You Back?
USA Today offers a comprehensive workplace and job center page that includes a fun, interactive etiquette quiz. Take the "Are Your Manners Holding You Back?" quiz; then answer the questions.
Suggested keywords: business etiquette quiz
Web site: http://www.usatoday.com/img/content/flash/getiquettequiz/flash.htm
Then in your response tell me:
1. Your Score
2. What you learned from your score
3. How you might go about improving your business etiquette skills.
When you respond to other students - make sure your comments are positive and also have meaning for the student.
Mrs. Miller will use the blog to help students ask questions, remember what we did in class and just a place to discuss class topics.