MEMORANDUM

TO: Mr. Ridewood
FROM: Alexandra Villarreal
DATE: Due Date
SUBJECT: Defense Spending
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BACKGROUND SUMMARY
• 10% of memo (1 paragraph)
• present the assigned topic
• set out basic questions to address in the memo

STATEMENT OF FACTS
• 20% of memo (1-2 paragraphs)
• provide all relevant background facts

DISCUSSION OF ISSUES
• 50% of memo (3-5 paragraphs)
• provide a dispassionate discussion of the issues and the applicable consequences
• anticipate questions/critiques

CONCLUSION
• 20% of memo (1 paragraph)
• summarize your conclusions
• recommend the best solution

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