Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses a cover letter from a new york university. The reason why I mention that the writer has taken risks is that the letter does not follow the norms. Instead of professionally listing down his skills and abilities, the writer goes on to boast about himself in a way that can be perceived as arrogant. The text represents a form of creative risk-taking because of the fact that it is different than what would be expected of a candidate writing to an employer for a prospective position. It is possible that such an unprofessional cover letter is turned away thereby increasing the chances of the candidate being turned away in the earliest stages of recruitment. Hence, the writer has shown unusual bravery to defy the norms and go on with an unconventionality that could hurt his prospects of getting the job he applied for. Nevertheless, the cover letter is a good example of a risky piece of writing.
The letter starts with an introduction by the candidate saying that he is a student from New York University (NYU) followed by his educational focus. The writer mentions that he is majoring in three disciplines including diverse subjects like economics, mathematics, and computer science. Then the writer begins by mentioning his qualities and attributes such as punctual, personable, and shrewd after which he goes on to say that he is proud of himself for possessing a quality such as hard work. The presence of the word “pride” conjures up an image of an arrogant and self-obsessed individual who has so shamelessly mentioned his supposedly remarkable quality in a way that others might not possess. This comes off as too confident in a way that reflects a negative aspect of the candidate. This is also true for risky writings because their detachment from normality often generates negative responses which are also a likely consequence in this case.
The writer then goes on to say how hard-working he is. Another notable element about the way this is .worded is the frequent use of adjectives such as “unequivocally” and “unflaggingly” implying a definite clarity (Chen, n.pag.).