Formal Memo (10/3/07)

For the Formal Memo assignment was designed for us to come up with a problem in our profession and then to come up with solutions to fix the problem. To get started on brainstorming for a problem and solutions we were given a memo worksheet. This worksheet had many question on it about our profession. This got my mind going and helped me decide on a problem.

It was very easy for me to come up with a problem in my profession because what I wrote about was actually going on. So I was just writing about an actual experience that other athletic trainers and I were trying to get changed. Because I was so familiar with this problem it was very easy for me to write this memo because I had many solutions that I believed would solve the problem.

My goals for the assignment were very clear. We were spending way to much time in the training room on Sundays. My motion was for the students that did not work the game to stay the original time, and for the student that did work the game, after cleaning up all the equipment they would be able to go home. My main argument for this change was that we needed more time to study. This was a very good argument because if we do not keep our grades up then we are allowed to continue being a Student Athletic Trainer. So our grades are very important, and by having a few more extra hours out of the training room would be extremely useful to our studies.

The course goal is very clear for this assignment. It was assigned to help us gain experience and confidence for more challenging assignment that are still to come. Specifically we were supposed to use some creativity and define our own memo subject and goals. We also needed to specifically define our audience. I was able to achieve all of these goals. My memo subject and goals were clear and my audience was the actual head athletic trainer for Texas Tech Football. I believe that the formal memo assignment did give me experience and more confidence for the other assignment that I did after.

To view my Formal Memo, click on the following link:

Formal Memo

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