Your first more formal written assignment will be a business-style memo where you let me know what you plan to write about, why you think it’s important, and what is already being said about your topic.
- What is your intended research topic?
- Why do you think topic is significant?
- What are the 2 or 3 disciplinary perspectives you think you will need to use to explore the topic?
Your memo should follow the format specified in this unit’s readings. It should include a memo-style heading; strong, direct intro paragraph where you introduce your idea; a body of 2-3 paragraphs where you develop points #2 and #3; and a conclusion where you tell us what your next steps are.
Be sure to make use of the conventions of the memo format, including sub-headings, bullet lists, and short paragraphs.
As a professional document, it should be clear, concise, and free from errors. It must be at least 250 words but no more than 350 words.