You have a few topic options for this assignment, but please understand that you must choose one of the topics listed here. If you do not choose one of the listed topic options, the assignment will need to be rewritten and a grading delay will occur.
No matter which topic you choose, you will write a Routine Inquiry designed to glean information that you need via relevant, specific questions. You should include a full Memorandum heading as though you were sending the document to your chosen professional. This business professional can be a family friend, acquaintance, a person you work(ed) with, someone from whom you need information for work purposes, or simply someone you admire in the professional world.
To obtain the information you need, you will create a Routine Inquiry that includes a set of questions you hope to have answered. You should format your Routine Inquiry in business Memorandum format (see example below as well as pages 125 – 126 of your textbook).
Your inquiry should include an introduction of yourself and why you are writing the inquiry. You’ll also need at least 4-5 good questions that will help you determine what your next steps would be. These questions will, of course, vary depending on which topic you select. With this in mind, please use the guidelines underneath each topic choice below to inform your writing choices. Audience and purpose are key elements of this assignment.
- Create this Routine Inquiry in Memorandum format as a Word document.
- Your submission should be 1 or 2 pages. Remember, the focus is on being clear with your needs and questions rather than filling space to meet a specified assignment length.
- You will upload your finished document to the appropriate upload area as a .doc or .docx file.
The topic options are described below. Choose one of the following topics: