Chat with us, powered by LiveChat The assignment for individual reading #3 is as follows and in keeping with the Syllabus, class discussions, instructions and the Rubric (attached): Each student will research and selec - EssayAbode

The assignment for individual reading #3 is as follows and in keeping with the Syllabus, class discussions, instructions and the Rubric (attached): Each student will research and selec

The assignment for individual reading #3 is as follows and in keeping with the Syllabus, class discussions, instructions and the Rubric (attached):

  1. Each student will research and select a relevant paper on the subject matter of 'disruption' as it applies to  some industry or business
  2. The source of finding such an article or paper can be varied and diverse, those sources being a consulting firm's website that publishes articles and papers on a regular basis, a financial journal, a book, a dissertation, the library, etc.
  3. Each student will prepare a Memo in the format provided with the Rubric
  4. The memo must be relevant and linked to the recipient of the Memo
  5. The article, paper must be cited at the conclusion of the Memo

As with previous individual reading assignments, failure to comply with the memo format and content  a maximum of 25 negative points will be awarded.

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Individual Reading Assignments CONTENTS The individual reading assignments will be formatted and submitted with the following formatting requirements and content:

I. Memo Format a. Every paper submitted will employ a ‘Memo format’ [see attached]. This is

for illustrative purposes as to what each individual reading should include as to content and format.

II. Each student shall select an article/ paper for the assignment based on the overall subject matter/ topic given for that individual assignment

III. The memo will contain: a. To whom the Memo will be addressed/ sent to:

i. The recipient shall be a relevant company/ industry/ individual and be addressed to one of the following:

1. The CEO of the business, or 2. The Chairman, or 3. The Board of Directors

b. The current date c. The ‘subject matter’ of the memo d. A relevant summary / discussion of the topic/ subject matter e. ‘Recommendations’ for the recipient (individual or company) f. ‘Other Observations’ beyond the ‘recommendations’ provided

IV. Citations/ References a. The article/ paper that was the basis for the memo must be cited as to

author and source Your final product will be evaluated and graded in terms of its ability to effectively address the overall topic and applicability to the class lecture topics and germane to consulting, strategy, and finance. In grading the Memo, I will pay attention to the following issues:

• Was the paper formatted as a memo? • Is the topic in keeping with the assignment? • Is the recipient (a person or company) a logical recipient for the subject

matter? • Is the Memo concise, coherent, persuasive, and logical? • Citations and/ or References, were they provided? • Attributions provided?

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BACKGROUND In this portion of the memo, the writer briefly but completely reviews the facts of the case or paper. This paragraph will contain historical data, information that is a matter of public record, and facts that are relevant to the recommended communication strategy.

DISCUSSION In this portion of the memo, the writer expands on the implications of the facts cited above. This is where the writer explains to the reader what those facts mean and why they matter. The discussion paragraph often becomes the basis for the recommendations that follow. This is often the largest section of the memo. RECOMMENDATIONS In this paragraph, the writer lays out each recommendation in specific terms.

OTHER ISSUES On occasion, the paragraph above will be labeled “Actions Recommended,” and would be preceded by a paragraph labeled “Actions Taken.” The difference is a matter of authority in the organization. The memo writer clearly has authority to take certain actions on his or her own and to back brief the supervisor or manager by means of this memo. That same writer might propose actions that the reader is asked to agree to. It is always useful for the reader to know what tasks have already been done, and what tasks he or she is being asked to approve.

Most memoranda do not include a signature block, nor do they feature salutation lines (“Dear . . ..”) or complimentary closing lines (“Sincerely yours,”). To conclude, most memos will feature some distinctive typographical mark just beneath the

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last line of type. Some authors will use their initials, other will simply use the pound sign or other mark of their choice.

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