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1. Explan to me your need, plan, goals,and concerns about your portfolio project. This unit is meant to be individualized to your goals. This memo will help us have a conversation about your work on this unit. Practice writing a status report style memo, and get feedback from me on how to improve your understanding of this genre. While you might not write a lot of official memos or status reports, updating others on your progress is a task you will have to do constantly in almost every field. Short memos are often written to frame the scope of work for a project. These memos work as a kind of contract between managers and employees or between consultants and clients. For our purposes, I want you to write a short memo explaining how you plan to shape the professional development unit in our class to fit your needs. For example, are you applying to graduate school or medical school rather than looking for a job as your next step? If so, how would you adjust the required documents to suit your purposes? Another scenario to consider might be the needs of a sophomore or junior student compared to those of a graduating senior. You should make these assignments useful to you, and I will entertain adjustments to the scope of work that are well argued. As you write your first memo, you should think about audience, purpose, and tone. You should also consider document design and readability/scanability whenever you are writing. I will evaluate these memos not just on content but form. Consider this a status report on how your application materials project is going so far. Include your specific goals. If you are graduating or applying for internships or co-op experiences, you may be planning to use these documents immediately. Make your goals clear. If you are preparing for graduate school, medical school, or other kinds of professional training you may want to develop materials other than a resume or cover letter. This is possible, based on our needs. Be as specific about your goals for this project as possible. The more specific you are the more helpful I can be. Discuss any questions or complications you have encountered as you follow instructions to complete this work. Online classes mean I have less opportunity to explain and clarify expectations. Let me know where you need further assistance and explanation so I can address your concerns. Let me know what kind of feedback or support you need from me in order to complete this project. This short status report should be 1-2 pages (no more than 2 pages). It is worth 20 points and will be considered part of the generative work you do for this course. Please use the same memo format as follows:https://writingcommons.org/chapters/professional-technical-communication/memos-proposals-reports/1016-memos I’m currently in management major and going to apply for business school after I graduate.