ETWR 1378 Administrative Policy Writing:
Personal Memo

Compose a one-or-two page memo on your personal background, including only those details you don't mind sharing with the class. This is not a formal writing assignment. Just introduce yourself. I am particularly interested in your professional background and goals. I am also interested in any unique experiences that you bring to this class generally or that deal specifically with any branch or agency of the government.

In order to practice writing in a professional style (which is important for governmental writing), this memo should be written in the format of a business memo. If you are unfamiliar with this format, use the template below.

As with all writing assignments in this class, the memo should be written in either size 12 Times New Roman or Palatino typeface. It should be double-spaced and free from grammatical errors and typos. Please email the memo to me as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format by 11:00 pm on the due date. Include some reference to the assignment in the subject line. Please note that in accordance with the course policies, late papers will not be accepted.

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