Types of Memos


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Jane is writing a memo to update her team leader on the progress of their team project. What type of memo is Jane writing?

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1. Ben works at his company's headquarters but just finished inspecting one of the company's foreign branch offices. What type of memo may he write about it?

2. Xander was asked by his boss to find out if there are any off-the-shelf alternatives available to replace the company's current database program. What would likely be the BEST type of memo for Xander to compose?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools will help you gauge your awareness of different types of memos by prompting you with several example questions and asking you to identify the memo that is represented.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In particular, you will be asked about memos written:

  • As status updates to a team leader
  • After a managerial inspection
  • Upon returning from a work-related seminar
  • To answer the question/request of a superior
  • For note-taking at a meeting

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the functions of memos
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of different memos
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the different memo types and distinguish between them properly

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson, Types of Memos, if you're craving more memo information. This lesson will provide a clearer look at:

  • Why memos are used
  • Definitions of the different memos
  • Real-world examples of the different memos
  • Properties of each memo type