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Chapter 13. Writing a letter proposal > Multiple-choice questions

Multiple-choice questions

1: A proposal’s closing must include some reference to the writer’s credentials. From the following three samples, select one that best outlines the writer’s credentials.
  1. PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    Before joining Icon International as a human resources assistant, I developed several employee policy and procedure document for smaller companies. This experience, combined with my firsthand knowledge of Icon employees’ concerns, makes me the perfect person to ensure this project is completed in an effective and efficient manner.

  2. PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    In my position, I deal with various employee concerns, many of which involve information referenced in the employee handbook. Consequently, I use the handbook frequently. This, in addition to my prior experience constructing formal employee policy and procedure documents, makes me the perfect candidate to further revise Icon’s handbook.

  3. PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    I use the employee handbook frequently, helping employees discover job-related information. In addition to my prior experience constructing formal employee policy and procedure documents, this makes me the perfect candidate to further revise Icon’s handbook.

2: In the closing of a proposal, the plan’s costs and benefits need to be included to show the reader how the plan’s implementation will have a beneficial outcome for the organization. Which sample projects the costs and the benefits in the most effective way?
  1. CONCLUSION

    If completed, the project can have long-term benefits for Icon. I believe the costs associated should not negate the need to complete the project.

  2. CONCLUSION

    I encourage you to support this proposal. In addition to the long-term benefits offered by the revisions, there are other short-term advantages that should be considered. Do not allow the costs associated with this project to negate the need to complete it.

  3. CONCLUSION

    Although the costs associated with the project are minimal, the project’s outcome will have a significant and meaningful impact on Icon’s employees. The proposed changes, which can be completed in 10 days, will serve as a positive step to improve employee-management relations.

3: Here are three samples of the last paragraph of a proposal. Which one is the strongest closing in terms of motivating the reader?
  1. In conclusion, I hope you feel that my service can benefit this company and its employees. Given the chance, I think my proposal can make the employee handbook a more useful and accessible document.

  2. In conclusion, reformatting the employee handbook will make it a more useful and accessible document. This project can benefit the entire company with little time invested and minimal financial loss. If you have any questions, please contact me at extension 1212.

  3. If you want to reformat the employee handbook, please call me. I believe this project, which involves little time invested and minimal financial loss, can benefit the entire company.




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