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Unformatted text preview: h a clear statement of your reason
for writing. In the body, provide whatever explanation is needed to justify your request.
Then close with a specific description of what you expect, and include a deadline if appropriate (see Figure 8.2). In more complex situations, readers might be unwilling to respond
unless they understand how the request benefits them so be sure to include this information in your explanation. The proper tone is usually matter-of-fact, and you can assume
some shared background when communicating about a routine matter to someone in the
In contrast to requests sent internally, those sent to people outside the organization
usually adopt a more formal tone. You’ll most likely be in a position to ask businesses, customers, or others outside your organization to provide information or to take some simple
action (attend a meeting, join a professional organization, provide or confirm information,
and so on). Such requests are often in letter form, although some are sent via e-mail. These
messages are usually short and simple but still formal and professional, like the following
request for information: Dear Bioverse:
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2013 for the course ECON 830 taught by Professor Shahlasultaova during the Fall '12 term at Khazar University.
- Fall '12