THE THREE BASIC LETTER FORMATS

THE THREE BASIC LETTER FORMATS The three most common formats are block, modified block, and simplified. Block Format In the block format, place all the letter’s elements flush against the left-hand margin. Do not indent the first word of each paragraph. The full block format,  may seem unbalanced, but it is widely used because it can be typed quickly. […]

ELEMENTS OF A LETTER

ELEMENTS OF A LETTER As a professional, you should know the standard ways to handle each element of a letter. This section describes the elements  the top to the bottom of a letter. Heading In personal letters, include both your address and the date, positioned according to the requirements of the format you have chosen. Use these guidelines: • Spell […]

PLANNING BUSINESS LETTERS

PLANNING BUSINESS LETTERS Business letters require clarity and tact. You must make a good impression, writing clearly without being pushy. To do so, you must approach your audience with a personal tone – treating them as people, not machines. Approaching Your Audience Style In business letters, you want to sound natural; you are, after all, one human being […]

TYPES OF BUSINESS LETTERS

TYPES OF BUSINESS LETTERS The rest of this chapter explains several types of business letters and suggests how to structure their contents. Letters of Inquiry Letters of inquiry request’ information from another company. Simply identify the information you need in a one or two-paragraph letter. As a student, you may occasionally write a letter of inquiry requesting that a […]

Letters

Letters THE THREE BASIC LETTER FORMATS ELEMENTS OF A LETTER PLANNING BUSINESS LETTERS TYPES OF BUSINESS LETTERS Business letters are an important, even critical, part of a professional’s job, They are written for many reasons, in many situations, to many audiences. They may be written to an expert to request, information, to a client to transmit a report, […]