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What are the main purposes or components of a business letter?
A form of communication employing a formal tone to contact strangers about impersonal, every day issues.
A quick way to touch base after a meeting; drastic changes happening in a region.
A request for information; recognition of an achievement; an apology for a mistake; etc.
In general terms, what are useful guidelines for how to structure a business letter?
Use company letterhead and recommended templates.
Make sure the letter opens with any specific actions suggested or required.
Give as much detail as possible – that’s why the letter format is chosen in the first place.
Which of these is an example of appropriate style and formatting in a business letter?
Align the letter on the left margin, single space, and indent or tab 5 spaces at the start of each new paragraph.
Notes regarding any CC: name, enclosure, etc. should be at the top of the page.
Begin the greeting with “Dear ____:”.
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