You will need
- the Internet or library, computer, printer, paper, pen
First, clearly define the boundaries of the topic on which you will do a memo. It should be dedicated strictly to a particular phenomenon and do not relate to extraneous things.
Using the Internet or the library, gather information and data needed for the memo. Verify their authenticity and modernity. If the material makes you doubt and check it is not possible, better not to include such information in the memo. From the remaining information, select what is most suitable for theme.
Process the selected information. Try to minimize them, discarding all unimportant. The information that remains, try to set out on the draft clear, succinct and short phrases to remember. Reducing offers, ensure that they have not lost their meaning. If you can't do that, break the long sentence into several short.
Consider the text of the appeal to the reader. You should not indulge in long arguments about the benefits of your work, it is sufficient to indicate the relevance of this topic and the reasons prompted to write this memo.
Determine the color scheme memo. Do not cover very bright, can even make it in black and white. Page is advisable to leave white. If you really want - use a pale color (pale pink, pale green, etc.) that the text is clearly visible. For variety, add on the frame pages or photos on the subject of the memo.
Outlined in the memo prepared information. On the cover in large letters, write the title. On the first page, place the introduction, or appeal to the reader. In the following pages consistently and in an accessible form outline you have prepared on the subject of the memo information. If necessary, add diagrams or pictures concerning a phenomenon, which is dedicated to the memo.
Brevity - the sister of talent. But it is not necessary to reduce submitted in a memo to the loss of meaning.
Advice 2: How to make a memo
The memo – elegant and concise way to remind myself to living in an environment where they constantly fly out of his head. One only has to spend a little time and effort, and you will not need to re-build in the mind a certain algorithm, because it will always be at your fingertips. In our view, the benefit is obvious.
Gather all the necessary information, which will be the basis for a future memo. Look through thematic literature, wander through the network, to ask friends and acquaintances with expertise in the matter, or rummage, finally, the corners of my own memory. At this stage we need all the filtration going to do then.
Decide on a carrier. If the advice and information in the memo will touch on some of the mobile region, i.e., such a typical memo to couch potatoes, we can safely place her file on the desktop or even make a note somewhere "Vkontakte" if you somehow live without social networking. People who are less detached from reality, it may be advisable to print or hand-write a memo, and then hang it somewhere in plain sight. If the subject of the memo is that you have to carry it with me, think about its size and the amount of information that you want to place in it. Have or to practice brevity or to remember their student years, when one crib could fit, figuratively speaking, a few volumes of the "Great Soviet Encyclopedia".
Start to work with the collected information, which armed with Occam's razor, and mercilessly cut off all unnecessary, ie repetition, absurdity, rumors, etc. Just not fond of, so as not to remove something really important. However, rumors and other unconfirmed reports could be given a separate place, but do not forget to indicate that it is unchecked. The rest of the information spread on the sequences and clusters. Remember that the text in the memo should be as accessible as possible, so it expresses clearly to the crucial moment did not understand the verbal intricacies.
Have courage and audacity from time to time to question the information specified in each reminder, even written by them. And especially written by someone else. Any environment changes under the pressure of attendant circumstances and internal processes, which requires periodic review of the position in relation to this environment.