How to Write a Request Letter

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Find Great advice on how to write good request letters with easy tips and quick samples. Effective guidelines with example on editing request letters for better response.

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How to Write a Request Letter

  1. 1. How to Write aRequest Letter Requestletterisaformal letterwrittentomake requestforaparticularpurpose or reason.Itcouldbe writtentoa judge,teacher,client,customer,businessassociate,employer,coworker,afriendandso on.It is writtenwithaclearpurpose to make requestfora particularmatter.It presentsyourrequestin organizedandprofessional manner.Suchlettersprovideanopportunitytoexpressyourrequestwithout any interruptionandgive enoughtime tothe recipienttoscrutinize all the information. We have presentedbestwritingtips on how to write an effective requestletter.  Compose itonyour official letterhead.If youdonothave one,write itusinga good quality stationarytomake itlookformal andprofessional.  Applya blockor semi-blockformatforwritinganofficial requestletter.  Write your name,title,organization,addressandcontactdetails.Mentionthe same detailsof the recipientinthe nextline.  Enter the currentdate followingthe addressof the recipient.Write the date initsfull form,such as 4th March 2010.  Use propersalutationsconsistentwiththe informationyouhave aboutthe recipient.If he isa knownperson,use the name withhisrespectivetitlesuchas“Dear Mr. / Mrs. / Ms. / Dr…… “. If youhave no informationaboutthe name,write “DearSiror Madam.”  Coverall the relevantinformationinshortparagraphs.Tryto keepitwithinthree shortand snappyparagraphs.  Make twocopiesof the correcteddraft, one to sendtothe actual recipientandanothertokeep for yourrecord.  Put yoursignature onthe final letterandsentitto the recipient.

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