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Writing About History: Business Writing

Print PDF Writing Model: The letter to Mr. Childress is an example of a business letter. It contains the proper format of a business letter and elements often found in business letters, such as facts and arguments that support a certain position or proposal.

Read the entire letter, then explore its format and persuasive elements. Use what you learn to draft your own business letter. You may also use the writing model as a self-check—does your composition have similar elements that make for good business writing?