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How do I write a memo? I need to write a memo on The Truman Show in the role of...

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truelov | eNoter

Posted May 31, 2013 at 3:47 PM via web

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How do I write a memo?

I need to write a memo on The Truman Show in the role of Christof. I was not pleased with some of the things that happened in the original show.  I am suggesting a sequel.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 31, 2013 at 4:42 PM (Answer #1)

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When writing a memo, the most important thing is to keep it brief and to the point.

A memo is a short business document.  Talk to your teacher about the required length, because there might be something specific for this assignment.  However, the key is to remember your audience.  In this case, you are writing for a business executive for the television studio.  Executives are very busy people.  You are probably not very popular, since your first show ended in such a terrible failure.

Tone is very important.  You want to be respectful and self-assured.  Christof can come across as a little arrogant sometimes, but avoid being too arrogant.

First, address your memo to a specific executive.  It is more likely to get attention that way.  (You can make up a name).  

Second, include subject line, kind of like in an email.  Keep it brief, such as: Idea for a More Successful Sequel to The Truman Show.

In the body of your memo, you will want to be as specific as possible without including overwhelming detail.  Describe the premise of your new show, market research you have done, and how you can overcome the failure of the last show.

Summarize and close, and be sure to the executive want to move on the project.  Remember, he wants to make money.  Show him how you can do that, and you’ll be good to go.

Please see this link for specific format:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/590/02/ 

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