Write a ProfessionalMemo
Radyour partner’sdraftandanswerthequestionsbelow.Basedontheanswerstothesequestions—as well as those listed above—writeaprofessionalmemo that details the analysis and critique of your partner’s paper.
ADDRESS THESE QUESTIONS IN YOUR MEMO
2.Hasyourpartnerchosenagooddocument design? Does it look professional and reflect well on the author (and hypothetically his/her organization)?
3.Istheinformationpresentedinalogicalorder? Are section headingsusedtohelpreadersfindinformation?Doesyourpartnerusetransitions effectively?
4.Discusstheclarityofyourpartner’swriting.Forexample,do they definetermsforthe reader? Is the glossary complete or is it lacking content? Are citations provided for each term?
5.Discussthe overall progressofyourpartner’swriting. How much of the final report is complete? What areas need to be completed?
6.Whataresome of the positive aspects of the paper (i.e., what is the writer doing well)?
7.Whataspects could thewriteradd or workontoimprovethe finaldraft?
Submission Format: The memo should be formatted according to formal memo style as discussed in Chapter 7 of the class text.
PEER EDIT RUBRIC – 50 POINTS
|PEER EDIT MEMO CONTENT: Elements to include in your memo
(35 pts. – 5 pts. each)
Fully addressed the required paper element(s) in the memo.
Addressed majority of the paper element(s) in the memo– but more details could have been included.
|FAIR TO POOR:
Partially or failed to address the required element(s) of the paper.
(2 – 0 pts.)
|1. Introduction to the memo highlighting necessary background info. for the reader (i.e., paper topic, type, purpose, intended audience, author’s expertise, etc.)|
|2. Document design (headings, sub-headings; font size and type consistency).|
|3. Use of logical/credible information.|
|4. Clarity in writing (understandable content, transitions, word choice) and definition of glossary terms.|
|5. Project completeness (what’s done? what needs to be done?)|
|6. Papers strengths (what is the writer doing well?)|
|7. Suggested improvements (where can the writer improve?)|
|MEMO FORMAT & WRITING QUALITY (10 PTS)||TERRIFIC
|FAIR TO POOR
|· Memo formatted correctly:
-correct margin size
-memo is NOT signed
· Effective document design:
-bolded headings and/or sub-headings
-bulleted and/or numbered lists are used when needed
-writer made a noticeable effort to design the document for easy reading and scanning
|WRITING QUALITY (5 PTS)||TERRIFIC
|FAIR TO POOR
|· Spelling, readability, grammar, punctuation, etc.|