For this first magazine-focused daily writing assignment, you will write a short summary of the article that you read and brought to class in the form of a memo.
A memo or memorandum serves many purposes, but fundamentally, a memo serves as a reminder or a memory of something within the workplace.
The format of a memo typically looks like this:
[Write the memo’s body here.]
When you create a communication or document, there should be an audience in mind. With the memo, it is generally who you are writing the memo to. However, you should keep in mind that others who are the unintended audience might read and react to what you have written.
For today’s assignment, write the memo to an imagined manager who you want to share the content of the article that you read for today’s class. You should communicate this intent in your memo’s introduction.
TO: Your Imagined Manager
FROM: Your Name
SUBJECT: Recommended Magazine Article on THIS TOPIC
First paragraph: The intent of your memo and the main topic that the article is about.
Second paragraph: Write at least 100 words summarizing the article. First sentence, what is the article’s main point? Second-and-following sentences, what are some details in the article that support the main point?
APA Bibliographic Citation. Go here for details. Example below.
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.
Ellis, J. W. (2011). SFRA 2011. Locus, 67(3), 11.
Doctorow, C. (2001). Why should anyone care? Locus, 67(3), 31.
Type up your summary memo in Microsoft Word or Google Docs or another word processor. Save your work. Then, copy-and-paste it into a comment made to this blog post.