How To Write a Formal Letter
Watch more How to Write a Letter videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/384-How-to-Write-a-Letter Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Use the instructions described here to create a formal or business letter. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Type your address Type your address and telephone number 2 inches from the top of the page, flush left. Do not include your name or title here. It will be included in the closing. Step 2: Type the date Type the date -- month, day, and year -- one line below your address and telephone number, flush left. Step 3: Type the recipient's address Type the recipient's name, title, and address one line below the date, flush left. Whenever possible, address the letter to a specific individual. Step 4: Type the salutation Type the recipient's personal title and full name in the salutation, one line after the recipient's address, flush left, followed by a colon. Leave one line blank after the salutation. Tip Use the recipient's full name unless you usually refer to the individual by a first name. Step 5: Compose the letter State the purpose of the letter in the first paragraph of the letter's body. In the following paragraphs, use examples to support your main point. In the final paragraph, summarize the purpose of your letter and suggest a suitable course of action. Do not indent the paragraphs; instead, leave an empty line between each one. Step 6: Close the letter Close the letter without indentation, leaving four lines for your signature between the closing and your typed name and title. Did You Know? The earliest writing appears to have been a way of keeping track of inventory.