Two Misunderstandings

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First Misunderstanding
Who was the sender? [Writing suggestion: Unless in a quote or a title, avoid rhetorical questions in academic writing. A good idea is to provide answers, not questions] Me (Daniel Diggs)
Who was the receiver? An employee that [Check word usage--If this word refers to a human being, people are never "that" or "which," they are "who"] I [Avoid use of the first person (I, me, my) in academic writing unless writing about a personal experience. First person use may be allowed by the instructor. ] am responsible for supervising, we [Use "we," "us," or "our" to mean yourself and coauthors, not general humanity (or yourself and the reader)] ’ll [Contractions are inappropriate in academic writing--write it out] call him Joe.
What was the message? The tasks that I needed Joe to complete while ["While" is accurate in linking simultaneous events (meaning "during"), but if that is not the case here, use "although," "whereas," "and," or "but"] I was on vacation.
What channel was used [The passive voice is a form of "be" (was) and a participle (used). Over-use of the passive voice can make paragraphs officious and tedious to read. Prefer the active voice. For example, passive voice = The paper was completed on time. Active voice = the student completed the paper on time. See Center for Writing Excellence > Tutorials & Guides > Grammar & Writing Guides > Active & passive voice] to send the message? Face to Face [As an adjective, the previous three words are one hyphenated word] [these three words are spelled as one hyphenated word] communication
What was the misunderstanding that occurred? Joe completed all [Writing suggestion: "All" or "all of" used as an intensifier very often can be removed with no loss of meaning] the tasks, but not [Remove comma (if the following is not an independent clause or last element in a series)] in correct…...

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