Document Project: Memo
Directions : Write a Memo –Submit your first document as part of the document project. Write a memo to communicate information about a need, an issue, or some other company related purpose. You are writing the memo as the employee in the position and company that you provided on the Job Description/Company Overview assignment.
Your audience should be to a specific stakeholder. Choose one of the stakeholders and type of message from the list below. Make sure to properly structure and develop the content of your message and format and design the memo according to the guidelines presented in this course.
Choose from a combination of the following:
Type of Stakeholder Type of Messages
• Internal Department
• Owner • Positive
Content to include in memo:
• Introduction (topic, purpose, brief background)
• Body (main content, key details, etc.)
• Conclusion (call to action, closing information, call to action, etc)
Sample scenario: As an instructor at MATC, I wrote a memo to the English department about a new course that I want to develop and want to get department approval. In the memo, I provide brief information about the course and request a department meeting to discuss the course and department approval. This would be a positive memo that follows the direct pattern structure. My transmittal method would be to send the memo through email.
Project Connection: I will use this same topic (new department course) to develop the other two documents for this project (the letter and report).