Define: memos; letter; scanning; highlighting; report; and curriculum vitea

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A memo is usually a shorter piece of writing with specific content. Unlike an essay, a memo is geared towards highlighting certain aspects of specific information.  It is communication from one person to another or a group.

A letter is usually a written or printed message, usually enclosed in an envelope and sent by post

Scanning is the process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer, or it could be to look over something quickly and systematically.  I was scanning the letter for information.

Highlighting generally refers to giving a highlight to (the subject of a painting, for example).

 Highlighting also might mean to make prominent or to emphasize. It can also be used in the form of a verb as to mark (important passages of text) with a usually fluorescent marker as a means of memory retention or for later reference.

 A report is usually an essay type writing to explain or inform on a specific topic.  The report usually includes references, footnotes, and bibliography.

Curriculum vitae are written descriptions of your work experience, educational background, and skills. This can also be referred to as a CV, or simply vitae.  This is much more detailed than a resume and is often used by those looking for work outside the U.S. and Australia. Curriculum vitae are also used by someone looking for an academic job, i.e. in a college or university.