I have attached the memorandum sample style along with a rubric/checklist to go by for this assignment.
Where must the students get the material for these papers? For the first 4 writing assignments, students must read (or listen to) at least twenty minutes from one of the following: A business book, periodical, web site, podcast, or blogA popular press periodical article, web site, podcast, or blog that specifically deals with business (Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, etc)A personal development book, web site, podcast, or blog
For the purpose of this assignment the material the students read (or listen to) must relate to either…Good business practicesBusiness in actionSomething that affects business (legal, political, economic, cultural, global, etc.)Personal development and improvement in some area of the student’s lifeTo obtain content for this assignment, students may not use…Material from other classes they are taking (lectures, textbooks, assignments, etc.)Fictional material (e.g., a novel) unless it is a “business parable” (Who Moved My Cheese)
In regards to style, specifically the following style must be adhered to by all submitted documents.Sentences must be as succinct as possible. Long, run on sentences will not be acceptable.Sentences should be no more than approximately 120 characters in length.
Paragraphs should be focused and succinct. A reasonable target should be four to sixshort sentences per paragraph. Most paragraphs should fall in this range. No paragraphs should be substantially longer than this.
Each paragraph must start with a topical or transitional sentence.
Each document must convincingly tell the reader in the first paragraph why the reader should be reading it.
Each document must specifically tell the reader in the last paragraph what the student would expect the reader to do with the informatio