Analyze business letters for effective use of information.
ASSIGNMENT (Worth: 25 points)
The purpose of this assignment is to:
1.Analyze business letters for effective use of information.
2.Use the correct words in communicating ideas and information.Thus you willdevelop your skills at writing either a badnews memo or a persuasive memo andapply what you’ve learned aboutintegrating proper grammar mechanics and usage.
3.Use correctly direct indirect and persuasive messages.
SCENARIO OPTION #1: Bad News Memo Document Makeover
Melissa Dugan Global Business Communications HR Benefits Manageris requesting your help with the Bad News Memo about corporate health insurancechanges.
Read Melissa Dugan’s Bad News Memo draft (see below page 2).
SCENARIO OPTION #2: Persuasive Memo Document Makeover
Shauna Eckert Global Business Communications Events Planner isrequesting your help with the Persuasive Memo about reducing absenteeism andimproving productivity.
Read Shauna Eckert’s Persuasive Memo draft (see below page 3).
To meet the Unit 4 assignment requirements you may choose torespond to EITHER the Bad News Memo Document Makeover (Option #1) OR thePersuasive Memo Document Makeover (Option #2).
Correctthe memousing Interoffice memoformat(To From Subject Date). See pp. 163 A-15 A-16.
Be sure to change all of thedates to current.
Effectivelycommunicate the ideas and information byincorporatingthe correct wording spelling punctuation usage andmechanics in your rewritten memo. See the Handbook of Grammar Mechanicsand Usage to guide you.
NOTE: You neednot use the Track Changes feature or highlight your changes. Rewriting the memowill indicate your changes.
Upload your document makeover in Microsoft Word (.doc) or RichText Format (.rtf) as a file attachment by the scheduled due date (see theCourse Schedule). If you do not have MS Word or Rich Text Format download/usethe open source (free) MS Word-like program fromwww.OpenOffice.org.