Thursday, September 11, 2014

Day 6- Writing a Reader Centered Memo

Class Today:
1. Review Writing Persuasively
  • What are the four components of writing persuasively? (hint: AIDA)
2. Writing a "you" oriented memo.
  • Warm-up
    • What's wrong with this memo?
    • Now check out the revised memo. How is this an improvement?
  • While I show you this powerpoint, follow along with this handout.
  • Now, revise this memo to be more "you" oriented.
  • Answers to handout, here.
  • Answer to revised memo, here.
Next Class: Review "You" orientation, PIE Paragraph Development, Workshop

1. I will have feedback on your Memo revision by the end of the weekend. The final draft of your Memo Revision is due September 23rd by 4PM. If an assignment is late, the grade drops 25% every day.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Day 5-Memo & Purpose

Class Today:
1. Contribute to Assignment Anthology. Click this link.
2. Review Audience Analysis and Types of Memos
  • What type of memo is this memo? Why?
  • Who is the audience? Why?

3. Deciding Purpose in a Memo-Writing Persuasively
  • Watch this prezi. After each point, refer the paragraph on p. 106 in our textbook.
  • How would you adapt your memos to be more persuasive? 

Next Class: Writing a Reader Centered-Memo, Memo Workshop

1. The first draft of the Diagnostic Memo Revision is due Thursday, September 11th by 4PM. Please turn in your draft to compass. Remember this is just a draft.

2. Read Ch. 5 of Improving Business Communication Skills and then evaluate your memos based on the checklist on page 115. Bring your draft to class on Thursday.