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  1. 1. Istanbul Bilgi UniversityPresented by C. M.Herrington, MAA, MAT 1
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  3. 3. Letter: Write a letter to your government explaining theimportance of providing aid for education- especially atprimary level.Use new vocabulary that you have learned over the pastweeks within your letter. Remember you are studyingeducation and therefore need to use the correct jargon.Review your previous weeks vocabulary from your notes.400-650 Words 3
  4. 4. Persuasion Map Planning Sheet Goal or Thesis /Introduction paragraphA goal or thesis is a statement that describes one side of an arguable viewpoint.• What is the thesis or point you are trying to argue?Main Reasons /BodyYou will need some good reasons to support your goal or thesis.Briefly state three main reasons that would convince someone that your thesis is valid.• Reason 1• Reason 2• Reason 3Facts or Examples /BodyWhat are some facts or examples you could state to support this reason and validate this argument?• Fact or Example 1• Fact or Example 2• Fact or Example 3Conclusion ParagraphA piece of persuasive writing usually ends by summarizing the most important details of the argumentand stating 4
  5. 5. This is called the salutationThe start of any businessletter begins by addressingthe recipient of the letter.Dear Personnel Director,Dear Sir or Madam: (use ifyou dont know who you arewriting to)Dear Dr, Mr, Mrs, Miss orMs Smith: (use if you knowwho you are writing to, andhave a formal relationshipwith - VERY IMPORTANTuse Ms for women unlessasked to use Mrs or Miss) 5
  6. 6. Begin by referencing a specificcontact means. If this is thefirst letter in aconversation, you can alsoprovide the reason for writing.The Reason for WritingI am writing to...... inquire about... share my thoughts about... confirm... comment on…remark on 6
  7. 7. What you would like to accomplish The detailsection of a business letter is extremelyimportant. This is where you achieve your goalsin writing a business letter. 7
  8. 8. • What you would like to happen in the future. Provide a call for future action. This can be a chance to talk in person, a follow-up letter or more. Its important and expected to make it clear what you would like for the next step from the person reading your business letter. 8
  9. 9. • Letter writing Video 9
  10. 10. persuasion map 10
  11. 11. How to Use the Letter Wizard in Word 2003How to Write a Letter in Microsoft WordThings Youll NeedMicrosoft Word or Microsoft Word (for Mac)Instructions 1 Go to the File menu, and select New. 2 Select the Letters & Faxes tab. 3 Double-click Letter Wizard. 4 Follow the instructions in the Letter Wizard windows to format your letter. 5 Write your letter.• Read more: How to Use the Microsoft Word Letter Wizard | letter.html#ixzz1pq8jaML7• Edit and Revise before printing and then turn it in for review. 11
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