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Plain and Personal Style

In "plain" style, the memo might look like the following:

If you want to park your motor vehicle on campus from August 20, 2007 to August 15, 2008, you should register it with us and display your registration decal on the right side of your rear bumper. The registration fee is $50 for each vehicle. Unregistered vehicles parked on university property will be subject to towing, and owners will receive a parking ticket.

To register your vehicle, come to Room #4 in Conger Hall between August 1 and August 20, 2007. (If you have unpaid parking tickets, you will not be able to register your vehicle until you pay them.) You will need to bring your state license number and your operator's license number.

The office is open Monday through Friday, 8-11:45 a.m, and 1-4 p.m.

If you compare the memo with the original, you can see the difference.

A registration fee of fifty dollars ($50) will be required for each motor vehicle registered with the college. The individual faculty or staff member, or his/her spouse, must come by the traffic office to register the motor vehicle. Registration plate number and a valid operator's license must be provided for the registration process.

A faculty or staff member with delinquent assessments for parking violations will not be permitted to register a motor vehicle until all assessments are paid. Failure to register a motor vehicle that utilizes university property, owned or leased, for parking privileges will subject the vehicle to immediate towing.

Prompt registration is encouraged in order to prevent unnecessary delays by registering at the last minute. This office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What does this memo look like in a (1) plain and personal style, (2) stuffy style or (3) sweet style?

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