The Universe of Writing ConcernsContributed by Deane Gradous, Twin Cities consultant
There are a wide variety of considerations
when developing correspondence.
Type of correspondence
Task, relationship, and image
Organized for the reader
Memos, reports (internal)· Research reports
· Status reports
· Meeting reports
· Trip reports
· Progress reports
· Request for action
Reader analysis· Decision maker
· Expert/ non-expert
Tone· Turn on/off
· Connotation/ denotation
· Active voice
Relationship issues· "You" focus
· Problem solving
Methods of development· Order of importance
· By time
· By space, etc.
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