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in what ways do audience, purpose, tone, and structure affect the memo and paper’s formatting?

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  2. Audience, purpose, tone, and structure affect the formatting of the memo and paper because they are what are used to form the appropriate documents
    , and also determine how we will communicate. Our audience affects the formatting because if the audience is a professor then we immediately know that we need to follow the format that is given by our school if we are writing an academic paper, as with writing to a friend there is no need to write that same way. The audience, purpose, tone, and structure all determine whether we are writing formally or informally, which in term let us know which formatting to use. The purpose of the writing is important in formatting because if we are writing just to inform someone of something then we would write a memo, but if the purpose was to do a research paper, this would need to be formatted a different way. The audience dictated whether or not the paper can be formally or informally written, which means that a lot of words in Italic or underlined would be fine in an informal writing, but not acceptable in formal writings. The purpose, tone, and structure go the same way. They will either be informal or formal depending on the purpose of the writing. There is a professional tone needed in papers, but memos can be more laid back. The structure is pretty strict with papers, but memos do not have a set way of being written.

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  3. You're pretty much on the right track.

    How formal does this assignment response need to be? If I were you, I'd go through it, sentence-by-sentence, from the bottom up -- and make sure you have no run-ons or fragments.
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/runons.htm
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/fragments.htm

    Then I'd go through it and get rid of repetitive words and phrases and wordy patches. For example, the first sentence could do without "are what."
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/concise.htm

    Re-post when you've made corrections.

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