Printables for This Topic:
Applying for a
Job – Read the job posting and imagine that you found the job
posting on a bulletin board at the cafeteria in school.
What do I have to
do to get a day off? – Many business matters call for formal
communication, for example, requesting a leave of absence (time off)
from your job, especially if it is extended leave.
Letter to the Editor
– Think about an issue that affects your community. It could
be a new road being built, the closing of retail stores, an escalation
in crime rates, or the loss of a park or community hospital. What
do you think about it?
Letters of Complaint
– A trip to the hospital, for which you don't have any insurance,
confirms that you had food poisoning.
Planning a Formal
Letter – Cover letter to accompany a resume; letter of recommendation;
letter of complaint; a letter requesting a business meeting; letter
of intent; or any other situation you can think of that requires formal
Writing Formal Letters
– Letter of resignation; a letter notifying a neighbor of a problem
you have with them; a letter to your local zoning board.
The Formal Letter
– Read the sample letter. Study the parts. Then, on a separate page,
compose a business letter of your own.
The Issue Letter
– Imagine that you are having trouble with a coworker. You have
already spoken to your supervisor, but she did not take any actions
about the situation, which is escalating.