Standard Memo Template
Use the following standard memo template for most professional writing situations, including
writing memos to your instructors for class assignments.
To: Recipients’ names and job titles
From: Writers’ names and job titles
Date: Complete and current date
Subject: Description of what memo is about
Begin with a brief introductory paragraph that contextualizes the memo for your readers and
describes the main point or course of action that readers should take after reading the memo. The
introduction should not have a heading.
After the introductory paragraph, the body of the memo should be broken into sections with
informative headings at the start of each section. These headings should not consist of generic
words like "Problem" but specific phrases like "Avoiding Cost Overruns in Sector 7."
Remember that if there are others who will receive copies of memo, aside from the recipients,
add cc: after the memo subject line with the names of those individuals.