Sincerely Yours: How to Write Great Letters

Sincerely Yours: How to Write Great Letters

by Elizabeth James, Carol Barkin
     
 

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Discusses the purpose of writing letters and outlines the elements of different types of personal and business letters. "This user-friendly guide is both straightforward and specific. . . . Almost anyone can find a few worthwhile suggestions here to improve their letters or notes." -- School Library Journal  See more details below

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Discusses the purpose of writing letters and outlines the elements of different types of personal and business letters. "This user-friendly guide is both straightforward and specific. . . . Almost anyone can find a few worthwhile suggestions here to improve their letters or notes." -- School Library Journal

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-- This user-friendly guide is both straightforward and specific. The text is divided into ``Personal Letters'' and ``Business Letters,'' with subsections on writing thank yous, apologies, condolences, invitations, complaints, requests, opinions, etc. Written in the second person, the content is clear and the style is informal, only occasionally resorting to chatty slang. Providing general guidelines and rationale for each type of letter, the authors also give plenty of examples that students will find useful. They frequently mention the value and importance of written communication and include ideas to make writing more fun, such as round-robin letters for family members or groups of friends. Standard abbreviations, forms of address, and pen-pal guides are appended. Almost anyone can find a few worthwhile suggestions here to improve their letters or notes. --Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA
Stephanie Zvirin
Here's a useful book to fall back on when it's time to do those birthday thank-you's, drop a note to Grandma, or register a written complaint. Treating business and personal communications separately, the authors explain the parts of a letter, take a look at different kinds of correspondence, and supply suggestions on what to write about and how best to write it. Much of the book comprises sample missives written by Joe Cool and Mary Sunshine, but the authors stress that part of good written communication is learning to put your own personality in your writing. Also included is information about Faxing, personalizing stationery, and finding addresses not readily available in the local phone book. Three lists--state abbreviations, common forms of address, and pen pal organizations--are appended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395588314
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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