The purposes of this weekly writing requirement are to encourage continuous, critical engagement with the material and to provide more space for exchange. Your posts will generally be succinct (200–300 word) reactions, in the form of a clear and supported argument.
The midterm was three short essay questions about planning and community development history and policy.
Final Assignment - Team Project Briefing
Resources on Writing Memos
Effective Professional Writing: Preparing for the Memo (PDF)
Effective Professional Writing: The Memo (PDF) (Courtesy of Xavier de Souza Briggs. Used with permission.)
Checklist for Writing Action Memoranda (PDF) (Courtesy of Xavier de Souza Briggs. Used with permission.)
Guidelines for Effective Informational Memos (PDF) (Courtesy of Cherie Miot Abbanat. Used with permission.)
- “Winston Churchill on “Brevity”.”
- “Best Practices for Tight-Market Cities Considering Expressway Removal.” (PDF) - Sample effective student memo. (Courtesy of MIT students. Used with permission.)
Resources on Briefings (Courtesy of Xavier de Souza Briggs. Used with permission.)
How to Prepare and Deliver an Effective Briefing (PDF)