questions - writing a memo or paper. For example, if I was...

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1. What are the main formatting differences between the memo and academic paper? I believe the main differences between the memo and the academic paper is the spacing. In academic papers the spacing is very specific; indent the first line of each paragraph five spaces, double-spaced, and one space between words and sentences. Memos, however, are not indented or double-spaced. Also, in academic papers the writer is to never use bold wording, and in the memo there are bold headers everywhere. 2. In what ways do audience, purpose, tone, and structure affect the memo and paper’s formatting? Your audience will determine whether your tone is informal or formal when
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Unformatted text preview: writing a memo or paper. For example, if I was writing a memo to my boss I would use a formal tone. The purpose of the writing would help determine what form of document you should use. In an academic setting you would more than likely write a paper, where as in a business setting it would probably be more common to write a memo. Structure is very important in academic papers, usually you have guidelines that you need to follow; and if you dont you get points deducted from your grade. In a business setting structure is still important, but for different reasons. In business papers you want to look professional, so you would use the correct structure....
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This note was uploaded on 05/28/2010 for the course COM/140 AACL0N2U00 taught by Professor Josephwehrman during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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