Purpose of a Business Letter
A business letter is a formal way of communicating between two or more parties. There are
many different uses and business letters. Business letters can be informational, persuasive,
motivational, or promotional. Business letters should be typed and printed out on standard
8.5" x 11" white paper.
Elements of a Good Letter
The most important element of writing a good letter is your ability to identify and write to
your audience. If you are addressing your letter to the department of human resources,
avoid using highly technical terms that only engineers would understand, even if your letter
is addressed to an engineering company, chances are that the personnel in human resources
does not have an engineering background.
The next element is that you make sure your present your objective in a clear and concise
manner. Don't be vague about your objective, most people will not have the patience to sit
there and guess at the meaning of your letter or the time to r