To identify the progress you have made on your white paper, and what steps are needed to take to complete the document. The memorandum and associated progress report should be at least 800 words.
2. Format, pp. 153-154 (memorandum) & 139-140 (progress report):
Use the structure of the documents that are presented in the text, where the sections are used as headings (review chapter 6). This progress report will be written as a memorandum for the supervisor or manager at your dream job. Review the structure for a memorandum (chapter 10), especially noting the differences between the letter and the memorandum.
Use the proper memorandum format. This memorandum should be directed to the supervisor or manager of your dream job, using a name, if possible, or simply a position. Locate an appropriate individual, other than simply using “Human Resources.” This may mean that you will have to do some additional exploring of the company or organization, to locate an acceptable individual. You should provide some type of introductory paragraph that allows the individual to understand the purpose and nature of the relevant progress report.
The following sections are fully detailed in the text, and are not meant to substitute for that information.
This should be a 150- to 200-word summary of the subject/purpose of your white paper, where you discuss how you will consider the impact of education and technology for your dream job. You may wish to review your comments in blog 2 on your focus for the white paper.
Describe your work on the white paper report, stating its purpose and scope that covers any specific steps you need to undertake. This could include writing an outline (chapter 3), identifying appropriate images (chapter 6), and locating credible sources (chapter 7).
This should highlight your white paper efforts to date, including the preliminary research that you have accomplished, identifying reputable or reliable sources of information. Here is where you may wish to include discussions on Classroom at the End of the ‘Line.’
Work planned for future periods:
This should reflect work that is planned to complete the white paper, and a schedule for accomplishing those tasks.
Appraisal of progress:
Reflect on your progress on the white paper, identifying where you are ahead of schedule and where you are behind schedule.