Technical writing in the corporate environment


Select and complete one of the following assignments.




Option 1: Web Conferencing Programs Research Memo




Read the following scenario:




Your manager wants to use web conferencing to hold weekly status meetings, but has not decided on a program. You have been assigned to do some basic research on available web conferencing programs.




Research and compare different web conferencing programs using the Internet.




Write a memo to your manager that describes the web conferencing program you believe is the best choice. Explain why you selected this program.




Include a list of all web conferencing programs you reviewed. Consider using a table to present your references.




Format the memo properly for management review. Use the course texts as a resource.




Include a minimum of two citations from your research.






Option 2: Memo Evaluation




Use a memo you have written, one that one of your peers or your manager has written, or one of the following from the University of Phoenix Virtual Organizations’ intranet sites:


•Riordan Manufacturing: China Relocation Memo located under Finance & Accounting > Communications


•Riordan Manufacturing: HR Integration Project Manager Memo located under Human Resources > Communications


•Kudler Fine Foods: Training for New Cash Registers Memo located under Administration > Communications


•McBride Financial Services: Programming Languages E-mail located under Administration > Communications.




Evaluate the memo using the following criteria:








•Writing style


•How you reacted to the memo




APA format requires a concluding paragraph which sums up the whole paper.                                                                


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Write a300- to 500-word report in which you comment on each of the criteria and make suggestions for improvement.