In "stuffy" style,
the memo might look like the following:
faculty and staff personnel are hereby given notification
that they should perform the registration function to
that their private, multi-purpose motor vehicular units
are in a registration relationship with Carson-Newman
during the period of time of the upcoming 2007-2008 academic
school year. Said year begins August 20, 2007. Each of
above-mentioned personnel categories should have a Carson-Newman
registration decal in an affixed position on
his/her vehicular unit prior to the previously mentioned
date. The subject decal may be purchased beginning on
date of August 1 2007 and terminating upon the date
of August 20, 2008. Subject decal will remain in
a current valid condition
until the expiration date of August 15, 2008.
registration purposes, a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00)
be assessed for each and every vehicular unit registered
with Carson-Newman University. The individual faculty or
staff member or his/her spouse, in order to engage in
of registration-type activities, must make an appearance
at the traffic office facility to make completion of
procedure. A currently valid registration plate number
and operator-type license must be provided for the registration
faculty/staff member who discovers himself/herself in
posture of a delinquent assessment situation pertaining
to unauthorized parking violation-type activities will
be permitted to engage actively in the said registration
procedure of his/her vehicular unit until any and all
situations are paid in full. A failure to perform the registration
activity for a transportation module that subsequently
found to utilize Carson-Newman property, owned or leased,
for parking purposes, will render the vehicle to an
situation. Owners of subject units shall be assessed
unauthorized parking activities.
performance of the registration procedure is herewith and
forthwith encouraged in order to avoid any unnecessary delay
situation by engaging in the registration procedure at the
last minute. This office facility is open for its intended
business on Mondays through Fridays of each week, 8:00
a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (mornings) and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.
If you compare the memo with the original, you can see the
difference in tone, word-choice, and phrasing:
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
Registration plate number and a valid operator's license
must be provided for the registration process.
faculty or staff member with delinquent assessments
parking violations will not be permitted to register a
motor vehicle until all assessments are paid. Failure
a motor vehicle that utilizes college property,
owned or leased, for parking privileges will subject the
to immediate towing.
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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