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    pljames Guest

    Smile Structutred Writing

    I love to write but never will understand structured writing. I have a idea on how it should be but it seems to much trouble. I feel one word should outline the whole first paragraph then use your points or ideas in the rest of the letter like (123-abc).

    I once thought I could write the perfect letter but found out that was impossible. Is there something to structure in writing a letter? Paul/pljames

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: Structutred Writing

    I think there is a structure for a letter, except chatty ones to friends.
    Salutation (Dear X)
    1 Purpose of letter (make this clear and brief- complaint/application/ etc)
    2 Necessary information for the receiuver to understand the situation (history of complaint, why your are great, etc)
    3 Action you wish the person to take (send cheque, invite for interview, etc)

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    pljames Guest

    Smile Re: Structutred Writing

    I think there is a structure for a letter, except chatty ones to friends.
    Salutation (Dear X)
    1 Purpose of letter (make this clear and brief- complaint/application/ etc)
    2 Necessary information for the receiuver to understand the situation (history of complaint, why your are great, etc)
    3 Action you wish the person to take (send cheque, invite for interview, etc)

    End

    Excellent answer. I try to follow those instructions but I get chatty. Paul/pljames

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    Default Re: Structutred Writing

    Imagine if the person on the other end has to read and respond to fifty letters a day- do they want chat?

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