Business Writing Strategies and Guidelines for Preparing Effective Memorandums

Joanne M. Slutsky, Veronica Gabriela Sardegna


Business employers commonly complain that new hires, especially recent college graduates, cannot write clearly and concisely and are not versed in standard grammar. To remedy this problem, this article offers writing strategies for teaching college students the basics of business document composition within introductory business communication courses. Teaching students how to prepare memorandums is the focus of this discussion. The article provides an overview of the most common types of business memos and offers business writing strategies and guidelines for preparing each memo type in a coherent, accurate, and concise manner. Throughout the article, sample memos are provided.



Memorandums; business communication; business writing; strategies; business documents

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