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Unformatted text preview: goodwill. Do not repeat negatives and do not apologize in the last paragraph. WRITING COVER LETTERS The purpose of a cover letter is to accompany other items such as advertising brochures, price lists, catalogs, coupons, tickets, checks, reports, and business forms. Writing a short, friendly letter to accompany such items is both courteous and helpful. 1. Start by identifying the item enclosed and your reason for sending it. 2. Stress the reader's use of the item. 3.Refer to specific advantages of the enclosure but choose details carefully. 4.Provide a closing paragraph designed to promote goodwill and future business. AVOID THE FOLLOWING PHRASES: " I am enclosing" is selfish sounding "You will find enclosed" should be obvious "Enclosed please find" must I hunt for it? "Enclosed with this letter" is too wordy Simply use: Enclosed is (are)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2010 for the course MATH 139 taught by Professor Tall during the Spring '08 term at SIU Carbondale.
- Spring '08