20.109(F09): Memo template

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20.109(F09): Laboratory Fundamentals of Biological Engineering

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Your "memo" should follow this format:

Contents

MEMORANDUM

To:

readers' names and job titles

From:

your name and job title

Date:

date your memo is sent

Subject:

what the memo is about

Summary

  • Please begin this section with the phrase: This memo responds to your request that...
  • Please limit your content in this section to one paragraph

Discussion

  • Your credibility and organizational skills will be highlighted in this section
  • This section can extend onto a second page but not a third...

Recommended Action

  • Go/No Go decision

Supplementary Documentation

  • Format all data and figures here so any reader can understand their relevance and analyze the information contained within them
  • Though the body of your memo should not be longer than 2 pages, this section can be as long as necessary
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