ENG201 (Business & Technical English


Spring 2009 Assignment # 01 Total Marks: 15 Objectives:
To assess students’ knowledge and ability to write an effective CV.

1. Late assignments will not be accepted. 2. If the file does not properly run, it will be marked zero. 3. Plagiarism will never be tolerated. Plagiarism occurs when a student uses work done by someone else as if it was his or her own. 4. If any assignment is found copied work, no marks will be awarded and the case may be referred to the academics for disciplinary action. 5. No assignment will be accepted through e-mail. 6. The font color should be preferably black and font size should be 12 Times New Roman.

Q1: Point out the difference between Informative and Persuasive speaking. Solution:


Informative Speaking
• Informative Speaking is mostly used for information purpose. The audience is unknown for the object of speaking.

Persuasive Speaking
• Persuasive Speaking is used for convincing purpose. The audience may know or may not know the object or purpose of speaking.

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Informative speaking always reveals options. Little commitment required in it.

Persuasive speaking more appeals to feelings. • It asks for strong commitment.

The audience may or may not ask questions. But their questions are for informative purpose. For example students can not challenge the teacher. The speaker considers that audience has less knowledge.

The questions of audience may or may not be critical. So it is the duty of speaker that he must know about the sufficient answers for their questions It is not necessary that the audience is lower in knowledge or higher in knowledge than speaker. Persuasive speaker acts as advocate. It uses supporting material to enlighten satisfy advice. Speaker’s leadership is more important.

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Informative speaker acts as a teacher. It uses supporting material to enlighten listener. Speaker’s leadership is less important.

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Q2: A well-known TV channel is looking for a competitive anchorperson who has excellent communication skills, knowledge of current affairs and confidence, in order to supply news stories or articles to the audience through a talk show. If you qualify the said criteria, post your CV at P.O Box 112 Lahore. 10 Solution: Example of Resume format

Asad Rehman
H # 16, Block b, model town Lahore Phone # 9287655

Objective Education Degree . Institute Marks/Grades/div.

Additional Qualification Experience




Published work


Skills Proficient in using MS word, excel, Corel draw and Internet etc Strengths

Personal Data

Father’s Name Date of Birth CNIC # Religion Nationality Marital Status Contact Number

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*Cover letter may also be attached with CV or Resume to make it more effective.

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