In this lesson you learn how to structure your rationale in a persuasive, logical manner and how to clearly articulate key findings from your interpretation or analysis of data.
The rationale of a memo immediately follows the recommendation and provides three to five key reasons that support the recommendation.
After reading this section of your document, your reader should …
Understand the logic behind your recommendation.
Be confident that your logic is based on facts or reasonable assumptions.
Be persuaded to agree with or approve your recommendation.
You should try to get into the habit of providing three to five rationale points for any significant recommendation. ...