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I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

For spring semester PR Writing students’ last assignment, I gave them a job posting and instructed them to write a business letter applying for the job.  Here is a collection of memorable lines from some of the letters:

“What makes me stand out from the other applicants is that I have spent nearly five years in a manger [sic]…”

Here’s another:

“This position requires someone containing [sic] the ability to write compelling, accurate…”

And another:

“…which has given me the experience to understand and comply [sic] my knowledge…”

And here is one complete sentence as written from a letter:

“Mr. Potter a public relations course I was recently enrolled in.”

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