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How to write a letter
Dragisic, Patricia.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, 1998.
Physical Description:
127 pages ; 24 cm.
Describes the basic parts of many types of business and personal letters, offers examples of each kind, and suggests ways to write effectively for particular situations.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.7 5.0 1897.

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PE1483 .D73 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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All successful people are effective communicators. This series forms a complete set of how-to-references that gives young people a solid grounding and practical pointers in all areas of spoken and written communications.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. From the publisher's Speak Out, Write On! series, this book shows young people how to write effective letters. The main chapters focus on topics such as business and personal letters, e-mail, and faxes; later chapters discuss grammar, library sources, and letters in literature. The text is brief and to the point, though some readers may wish for more sample letters, and the sections on grammar and library sources are cursory. The sample letters included often entertain as well as teach, a feature many students will appreciate. A short, practical introduction. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-While this title may not jump out at students or entice them to read it for pleasure, it is filled with easy-to-understand, useful information. Dragisic guides readers step-by-step through the various types of written correspondence, both personal and business. Abundant and clear, the rationales for taking the time and doing the research that is sometimes required to write effective letters should make sense to the intended audience. The chapter on the basics of grammar and the importance of spelling and word usage is very brief and not particularly helpful. However, an in-depth discussion of this topic is really beyond the scope of this book. The sections on electronic mail and sources for research that can be found at the library will be useful. A list of special titles and salutations for religious leaders, diplomats, etc., is appended, along with suggested Internet sites. The most interesting section includes a collection of letters written by such people as Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, and Winston Churchill. There is a definite need for this book in most collections.-Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.