request for time extension email

“If you have received a job offer while other interviews are still pending, you can ask the employer for a time extension.”(Bovee,Thill)

Write a letter requesting a time extension from the company you have applied to. Make sure to reaffirm that you are still interested in the job.

Word count: 150 words

Format: email

(Do not use the wording of the sample Letter in the book. Plagiarism)

Rubric

Request for time extension Rubric

Request for time extension Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSubject lineDoes the email have a subject line to attract the attention of the reader?

1.0 pts

Full Marks

0.5 pts 0.25 pts 0.0 pts

No Marks

1.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSalutation

1.0 pts

Full Marks

0.75 pts

Good

0.5 pts

Adequate

0.0 pts

Missing

1.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeParagraph oneThe paragraph contains a positive opener confirming the writer’s interest in the job and serves as buffer before the upcoming request.

2.0 pts

Full Marks

1.5 pts

Good

1.0 pts

Adequate

0.5 pts

Needs improvement

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeParagraph twoWriter states a need to meet a prior commitment in a graceful way that communicates the idea of wanting to explore other opportunities, without coming right out and saying so.

2.0 pts

Full Marks

1.5 pts

Good

1.0 pts

Adequate

0.5 pts

Needs improvement

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeParagraph threeParagraph contains a respectful closing acknowledging that it might not be possible for the reader to accommodate the request for an extension. (if clause preferred)

2.0 pts

Full Marks

1.5 pts

Good

1.0 pts

Adequate

0.5 pts

Needs improvement

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClosing

1.0 pts

Full Marks

0.75 pts

Missing one element

0.5 pts

Missing two element

0.25 pts

Missing three element

0.0 pts

No Marks

1.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar/ Punctuation/Tone

2.0 pts

Full Marks

1.5 pts

1-5 Errors

1.0 pts

5-10 Errors.

0.5 pts

Too many errors

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWord count requirement

1.0 pts

Full Marks

0.75 pts 0.5 pts 0.25 pts

1.0 pts

Total Points: 12.0

We are writing this email to the same company that we applied for.

Please let me know if you need any information.