In-Class Writing, Recommendation Memo

For today’s in-class writing assignment, write a memo that makes a recommendation to read or not to read the article that you read before today’s class. Address it to an imaginary co-worker with your same level of knowledge and expertise. Weave together your argument (for or against) with a brief summary of the article’s content. Your memo’s content should be 50-100 words (excluding the memo header and the magazine article reference at the end of the memo). When you are done, post your memo as a comment made to this blog post.

22 thoughts on “In-Class Writing, Recommendation Memo

  1. Steven Rivera

    TO: Lorem Ipsum
    FROM: Steven Rivera
    DATE: 16 March, 2017
    SUBJECT: Article Recommendation

    I suggest you read Caitlin Dover’s Backward and Forward article, which speaks about how nostalgia is being used to influence people into making decisions and feeling emotions. Diving deep into the 80’s and early 90’s to get inspiration for the next few pieces would not be a bad idea, especially if we keep our brand guidelines in tact. Taking advantage of current events is what art does really well, and we should focus on that. Art is being influenced by the current situation in our country, and if we want to stay current, we need to get on the bandwagon.

    Dover, C., (2017, March/April). Backward and Forward. Communication Arts, 59(1), 24.

  2. Win

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Win Naing
    DATE: March 16th, 2017
    SUBJECT: IN-Class Writing Assignment,Recommendation Memo

    Hi Sal,

    I saw this article in the last issue of the Popular Photography magazine, about the tin-type printing. Isn’t it crazy that people are trying to use a century old technique in this digital age? Not at all, the photographs came out gorgeous. I want to recommend you to read that article “Tin Works” by Theano Niktas. The author is a commercial photographer for 2 decades. Before, he shot digital only like us. By some reason, he move back and develope these tin-type prints, what people used to do in the Civil War. Of course they looks like old, moody and very classical looking. He use 8×10 large format camera to make these prints. He had explained all about these step by step in the article. I know that you love monotone and black and white prints, so this article must be for you.

    Reference: (Nikitas, T (Jan/Feb 2017). Tin Works. Popular Photography, 81(1), 68-69)

  3. Anelsy R

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Anelsy Rodriguez
    DATE: 03/16/2017
    SUBJECT: Recommendation Memo

    In the Article about “Happy ending” by Margaret Atwood is an interesting story. It tells us about a couple with different kind of scenarios of love with the same end. One of the couple die. I think, this is an interesting story that you should read, Ercilia Santos, because you can see how those scenarios are happen in real life. Each of the scenarios has an important message that you can appreciate at the end of each story.

    Atwood, M. (2015, May 1). “Happy Ending.” The Literary Experience. (2), 85-88

  4. Jose A. Jimenez

    TO: Miguel J. Gonzalez
    FROM: Jose A. Jimenez
    DATE: 03/16/2017
    SUBJECT: Recommendation Memo

    Navigating through the NY Times website I found an article about self-driving vehicles that might interest you. In the article written by PUI-WING TAM, he said that “Intel is looking to buy the Israeli company Mobileye that makes digital vision technology, for $15.3 billion.” I feel like you should start reading articles like this one because they talk about how self-driving vehicles will be the future even though a lot of people might be against it. It is something that is going to happen soon. This will be a good article for you to start from.


    Pui-wing, T (March 14, 2017). Tech roundup: the race to be under the hood of driverless cars. Retrieved from:

  5. kangyiliu

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Kangyi Liu
    DATE: 03/16/17
    SUBJECT: In-class writing assessment, Recommendation memo

    “Hoverboards” by Goulet, is the article that i recommend to read this article especially for people who want to get a hoverboard, because this article will let you know how bad a hoverboard is. For example, Hoverboards may catch fire, looking ridiculous while standing on it, easily falling down, and nowaday many places banned to ride Hoverboards, especially, you are not allowed carry it into airport or subway. This article is talking about the disadvantages about hoverboards, therefore, I recommend to read it, so you won’t waste few hundreds dollars and never use it.

    Goulet, M. (2016, May.). Hoverboards. Popular Mechanics, 193, NO. 5, 113.

  6. Chauncey Dumaguing

    TO: Crash Bandicoot
    FROM: Chauncey Dumaguing
    DATE: March 23, 2017
    SUBJECT: In-Class Writing, Recommendation Memo

    For my friend who need to read something every now and then, I would recommend the article, “Games of Drones,” by Michiel Driebergen for numerous reasons. For starters, this article talks about the fighting between Eastern Ukraine and the Russian Federation.From the perspective of the Ukrainians they use drones in their fight so they can gather useful intel. One of the Ukrainians, Volodymyr Hrynyuk, says about the drones, “With a drone it would be so much easier to observe the enemy and pinpoint their weaponry. That reduces the risk of our men being killed by shelling.” (Driebergen, 2017, p.129)

    Driebergen, M. (2017, March). Game of drones. Wired UK edition, p.128-133)

  7. Jozef

    TO: Isaac Seaborn
    FROM: Jozef Loderer
    DATE: March 16, 2017
    SUBJECT: In-Class Writing Assignment, Recommendation Memo

    I highly recommend for you to read an article by Moshe Z. Marvit entitled “Socialism in the Basement”, because you will learn about how socialism could have saved jobs in the Steel Valley in Ohio from the 1970s onward. The author of the article traveled to Niles, a town outside of Youngstown, Ohio and interviewed Staughton Lynd, a professor-turned lawyer, who at the age of 87 is still fighting for the rights of the underprivileged. The article gives the reader a fascinating account of why people need to learn about socialism through experience for things to improve in their communities.

    Marvit, Moshe Z. (April 2017). Socialism In The Basement. In These Times, Volume 41(4), 44-47.

  8. Shirley

    O: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Shirley Adelson
    DATE: March 16, 2017
    SUBJECT: Recommendation Memo

    The purpose of this memo is to inform you about vital information that is occurring in the career field of healthcare administration that should be of interest to you. An article I recently read called, “2017 Hospital Hiring Slowdown Continues” by Rich Daly caught my interest and thought of you, Stacey Johnson, because it focuses on what is now happening in the hiring process that can potentially affects us and lead to firing. It’s reported that many hospital, such as the one we work for, are slowing down on hiring due to the rise of enrollment of the affordable care act.

    Daly, R. (2017, March 10). 2017 Hospital hiring slowdown continues. Healthcare Business, 23, 6-8.

  9. Doneek Drumgo

    TO: Kevin Rodriguez
    FROM: Doneek Drumgo
    DATE: March 16, 2017
    SUBJECT: In-class assignment, Recommendation memo

    I recommend the article” Shockley’s Robot Dream,” by David C. Brock for several reasons. One reason is it discussed about the automation revolution. This revolution was about making programmable factories to operate on their own. A point made in this article is whether robots would prove useful in the workplace as humans. I feel this is a good point to think about and it is another reason I recommend this article to you. Another reason is this article discuss the manufacturing of a robot by William B. Shockley. Overall, I believe this article is relevant to your career.

    Brock, D. (December 2013). Shockley’s robot dream. IEEE Spectrum, 12, 40-45

  10. demi

    TO: Katherine Crespo
    FROM: Demi Huang
    DATE: March 16, 2017
    SUBJECT: In-Class Writing: Recommendation Memo

    I recommend the article “Police Fear Trump’s Orders May Handcuff Their Effort to Fight Gangs” by Liz Robbins because of the importance that we understand the consequences of President Trump’s recent orders, and the increased difficulties it brings for police trying to stop legitimate crime. The article discusses how Trump’s desire for local officers to begin enforcing federal immigration law is affecting police efforts to fight gang violence in Brentwood, New York. Undocumented immigrants in the community are now reluctant to report crimes or gang violence to the police, or testify as witnesses, in fear that they will be deported.

    Robbins, L. (2017, February 23). Police fear trump’s orders may handcuff their effort to fight gangs, The New York Times, A14.

  11. Zeeshan Ahmad

    TO: Ammar Khan
    FROM: Zeeshan Ahmad
    DATE: March 16, 2017
    SUBJECT: In-Class Writing, Recommendation Memo

    I recommend that you should read the article “Programmable Features Improve Fast Charging”, by Steve Schnier because it has given the idea of fast charging batteries of wearable devices. Schnier argues that more energy should be entered into the battery in order to charge the battery faster. Normal chargers use 0.5 Coulomb charge rate and 4.32 Volts final battery charge voltage. If the fast charge current is set higher than 0.5C and keep the charging voltage lower, It will drive more current into the battery in no time which will charge the battery much faster which can be achieved by programmable host controller.

    Schnier, S. (November. 2016). Programmable features improve fast charging. EEweb Power Developer, 13-18.

  12. Shameena

    TO: Magda, (Supervising Paralegal)
    FROM: Shameena Rahaman
    DATE: March 16, 2017
    SUBJECT: Recommendation Memo

    I took the liberty to read and draft this memo for you based on the article “Cyber Team, Assemble!” by Marcus Christian. I recommend you read this article for yourself as it proves to be very informative and takes on an interesting perspective on cybersecurity and privacy.
    The article elaborates on the process cyber hackers go through while assembling their team. They select the best of the best to get the job done. Similarly, the author is urging business to adopt the same process and assemble a team of the very best. This would protect businesses from getting hacked as this very well put together team of professionals will be there to fight them off. Hence, this will eliminate some difficulties that businesses are faced with on a regular basis with cybersecurity.

    (Christian, M (October 2016). Cyber Team, Assemble! Legaltech News, 24-25)

  13. Leonardo Calegare

    TO: Chris P. Bacon
    FROM: Leonardo Calegare
    DATE: March 16, 2017
    SUBJECT: In-Class Writing Assignment, Recommendation Memo

    I recommend you to read the article by Jason Overdorf called, “Invisible Brutes” because it will give you a great perspective of how privileged we are to have a working justice system in the US. By the numbers, India convicts only one third of sex crimes, mostly due to the inadequate training of police to collect and preserve evidence. Also, it takes an average of 10 years for a case to go to trial. Moreover, there is no National Sex Registry. These conditions spawn the perfect ground for sex predators who are now raping teenagers, and even infants and toddlers.


    Overdorf, J. (March 3, 2017). Invisible brutes – Many Indians say their country is dealing with a rape crisis. So why is there still no national registry for sex offenders? Newsweek, 168(09), 16-19.

  14. Leane

    TO: Emilly Lap (IT Department)
    FROM: Leane Valor
    DATE: March 16, 2017
    SUBJECT: In-Class Writing Assignment, Recommendation Memo

    The purpose of this memo is to bring your attention to Arlene Weintraub article “The Power of Big Data. How computer analytics is offering medicine better answers”. You should read this article because it illustrates how IBM Watson computer can aid doctors with the diagnostics of cancer and generation of scientifically based treatment plans by analyzing the data from thousands of de-identified medical records. Additionally, A. Weintraub points out that Watson computer is able to create personalized treatment plans for patients’ battling different types of cancer and assist doctors in identifying the patients with medication noncompliance risk factors.

    Weintraub, A. (2017 Edition) The power of big data: How computer analytics is offering medicine better answers. U.S. News & World Report, 2017, p.28-29

  15. Adrian Valarezzo

    TO: Raiden Kombat
    FROM: Adrian Valarezo
    DATE: 3/16/17
    SUBJECT: Recommendation Memo

    I would recommend you to read “The Father of Forensic DNA” by Mandy Oaklander, because i know that you are quite interested on the forensic science aspect of evidence when it comes to a criminal law case. It gives us examples of the first criminal investigations were tackled and solved at a DNA level. The article is mainly about Alac Jeffery discovery of a new forensic technique and comparing DNA to free people who did not commit the crime yet found guilty, among other achievements like proving bones found in a graveyard in brazil belong to Josef Mengele a Nazi doctor who would torture inmates.

    Oaklander, M. (2017, January). The Father of Forensic DNA. TIME, Special Edition, pp. 20-21.:

  16. luisvasconez23

    To: Professor Ellis
    From: L. L. Vasconez
    Date: Mar. 16, 2017
    Subject: In-Class Writing Assignment. 50-100-Word Recommendation Memo

    I’m writing this memo to you, George Grinnell to read the article, “Microprocessors Boring. Meet The Megaprocessors.” by Matt Bolton because it has a interesting history of microprocessors improving over time. Also, explains how the mega processors are being used in some of Apple’s items today. It talks about the immense difference a megaprocessor have compared to the microprocessor. It will blow your mind to read what else a megaprocessor can do, and what its being expected for the future by improving the chip more and more. Im sure you will find this article interesting since you are an Apple fan.

    Bolton, Matt. (February, 2017). Microprocessors boring. Meet the megaprocessor. Mac Life, Ios 10 , 12-14.

  17. Isaiah

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Isaiah Emanuel
    DATE: March 16, 2017
    SUBJECT: ENG2570 In-Class Writing, 50-100-Word Recommendation Memo

    Hello Bob, I recently read an about transit workers striking. I agree with their side of the story I thought I could share why with you. The article is entitled, “Strike? Some Transit Workers Not So Sure.”, it was obtained from Academic OneFile (Gale). I believe that conditions occurring in this article warranting of strikes includes the public’s lack of gratitude for train operators by throwing items such as batteries, cans and jugs of lemonade.

    Barstow, D. (1999, December 13). Strike? Some Transit Workers Not So Sure. The New York Times. Retrieved from

  18. Maoya

    TO: Peter Junnot
    From: Kazi Maoya
    Date: 3/16/2017
    Subject:In-class writing : Recommendation memo

    I recommend to read this article to Mr.Peter because it is related to our job field.In the article “National Association of Tower Erectors:Exciting year in store for 2016” by Todd Schlekeway says about the national association of tower erectors has been the undisputed global leader in safety.The broadcast communications also lead quality and broadcast communications infrastructure industries.The author also said about the association was recently selected by the U.S. department of labor to receive a $140,000 Susan Harwood targeted topic training grant.To fulfill the goals of the training grant program,it is Ohio based safety controls technology,telecommunication tower industry,and includes employee rights,employer responsibilities,whistleblower protection,high angle rescue,principal of fall protection,principles of safe climbing.

    Schlekeway, T., . (2016, February ). High tech news.

  19. Ronald Hinds

    TO: Fogen Rogers
    FROM: Ronald C. Hinds
    SUBJECT: Recommendation Memo
    DATE: March 16, 2017

    I recommend that you read the article; “Electronic Money is Too Easy.” This recommendation underscores my concern with privacy/intrusion by the government. Big Brother can take a hike. By using the Electronic Funds Transfer or EFT system the government can create a dossier on my finances. Already I worry about the EZ pass technology that allows the government to track my movements. When making purchases online the government knows what I buy and the method used to make purchase(s) and the financial institution. By using Netflix even entertainment is monitored. I do not gamble but if tempted nefarious characters can obtain information by checking my finances.


    (2017, March/April). Electronic Money is Too Easy. MIT Technology Review, Vol 120|no. 2, 108.

  20. Sandra Huerta

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Sandra Huerta
    DATE: March 16, 2017
    SUBJECT: Recommendation Memo

    Good afternoon co-worker, I know it is difficult to keep up with the amount of executive orders signed by the President Trump but I thought it was important to read “Judge blocks travel ban 2,” by Laura Figueroa in order to be aware of this possible ban since it applies to many of our clients.
    President Trump signed a second travel ban, which imposes travel restrictions to people from six Muslim nations, the measures were supposed to become legitimate on Thursday night at 12:01 a.m. however thanks to a U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson the executive order was temporary blocked.

    Figueroa, Laura. “Judge blocks travel ban 2.” amNewYork, 14 March 2017.

  21. sjm

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Steven Mathieu
    DATE: March 16, 2017
    SUBJECT: Recommendation Memo

    The purpose of this memo is to make a recommendation to an article called “Risk Assessment: What Future are You Planning for?” by Sikich, Geary W. If you really want to know what risk assessment is all about then you have to understand that there is level into Identified Risks; the level Likelihood of Realization, Impact and Depth of Penetration, Touch points Affected, Non linearity, Opacity, Reactivity, and Velocity. And within this list, there’s different risk velocity to prioritize the risk on probability and impact that are outpaced by speed at which risks navigation within an organization. According to the article there are three sphere that can determine the output of a what reflect risk, such as Influence, Interest, and Responsibility. So in general, this article provide all that is necessarily to becoming a great risk manager and i recommend this article to everyone who may want to get into understand risk management.

    Reference: :
    Sikich, Geary W. “Risk Assessment: What Future are you planning for?.” Retrieved from

  22. sonja

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Sonja Goulbourne
    DATE: March 19, 2017
    SUBJECT: Recommendation of article to co-worker Memo

    One recent article I read was written by Steve Lohr, “A.I. Is Doing Legal Work. But It Won’t Replace Lawyers, Yet.” This article was featured in the New York Times and explores the use of artificial intelligence in the legal environment and discusses the concerns lawyers have with this new technological element.

    The article outlines how A.I will automate and change certain facets of the job that lawyers do and includes comparative information on the tasks that A.I will be unable to handle even with the advances in technology. The article also describes specific technology being used in the field today and how they function. I would recommend this article to everyone, because there is a reoccurring theme being discussed across America today where job loss is being attributed to automation in various industries and how it is impacting the economy and everyday life. Technological advances are occurring in many professions and its effects can be noted across a broad spectrum of jobs.

    Lohr, S. (19 March 2017). “A.I. Is Doing Legal Work. But It Won’t Replace Lawyers, Yet.” New York Times. Retrieved from

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