Option 2: Memo Evaluation


ENG 221 Week 2: Corporate Memos (Option 2)

Select and complete one of the following assignments.

Option 1: Web Conferencing Programs Research Memo

Read the following scenario:

Your manager wants to use web conferencing to hold weekly status meetings, but has not decided on a program. You have been assigned to do some basic research on available web conferencing programs.

Research and compare different web conferencing programs using the Internet.

Write a memo to your manager that describes the web conferencing program you believe is the best choice. Explain why you selected this program.

Include a list of all web conferencing programs you reviewed. Consider using a table to present your references.

Format the memo properly for management review. Use the course texts as a resource.

Include a minimum of two citations from your research.

Option 2: Memo Evaluation

Use a memo you have written, one that one of your peers or your manager has written, or one of the following from the University of Phoenix Virtual Organizations’ intranet sites:

  • Riordan Manufacturing: China Relocation Memo located under Finance & Accounting > Communications
  • Riordan Manufacturing: HR Integration Project Manager Memo located under Human Resources > Communications
  • Kudler Fine Foods: Training for New Cash Registers Memo located under Administration > Communications
  • McBride Financial Services: Programming Languages E-mail located under Administration > Communications

Evaluate the memo using the following criteria:

  • Organization
  • Clarity
  • Tone
  • Writing style
  • How you reacted to the memo

Write a300- to 500-word report in which you comment on each of the criteria and make suggestions for improvement.

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