What are the best resources for writing formal letters?

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    #1Formal Letter Writing

    Formal Letter Writing
    This video by English Academy teaches you the basic structure you should use when you write a formal letter. It also provides examples and exercises so you can put your new knowledge to the test.


    Zheng Xiong
    Written on March 7, 2017
    "This is a very useful tool for people that prefer to watch/listen to videos for instruction. It is pretty short so easy for people to view and learn from. The accent does make it a bit difficult to understand at times though."
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Formal Letter - Write To Top

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Formal Letter - Write To Top
    If you need to learn how to write a formal letter for the IELTS general test, task 1, or just need to write emails for business or other purposes, this video will teach you the basic structure and content you should apply when you write.


    Brian Meyer
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Writing and English is my weakest skill set. I am awful at writing properly. I just discovered How to Write a Formal Letter - Write To Top video on YouTube. I thought it was a good tutorial. It has helped me become a better letter writer for sure."
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    #3[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Formal Letter - Howcast

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Formal Letter - Howcast
    Learn to write formal letters by following the six easy steps described in this video by Howcast.


    Andrew Carpenter
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "Notwithstanding the dude in the suit, I was pleased to learn I didn't need formal wear to learn how to write a formal letter. This brief "for dummies" style video jams a lot of directions into a couple minutes and serves as a good starting point for understanding the basics of not looking like a dummy. Now if I was only qualified for the position!"
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    #4IELTS Writng Task 1 General Training Module: Formal Letters

    IELTS Writng Task 1 General Training Module: Formal Letters
    This book introduces you to the world of formal letters. You'll learn how to write different formal letters minding your grammar and structure. You'll look at the standard vocabulary and phrases that are typical of each type of formal letter and learn how tone and register can make your letter more 'realistic' and therefore a higher scorer.

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    Randy Ramirez
    Written on April 8, 2017
    ""IELTS Writng Task 1. General Training Module. Formal Letters." is a book that will teach you how to write formal letters in the best, most professional way. I tried it because I needed to reply to the letter of an employer, and I hope it will be a valid help to get the job (*fingers crossed*)."
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    #5[TUTORIAL] How to Write Letters: A Manual of Correspondence

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write Letters: A Manual of Correspondence
    How to Write Letters: A Manual of Correspondence is a book by James Willis Westlake that teaches you the correct structure, composition, punctuation, formalities, and uses of the various kinds of letters, notes, and cards.

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    Hannah Howell
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "This is a great reference book for those rare instances these days when you need to handwrite a letter. But it also comes in handy for writing emails as well. I use it anytime I need to write a formal letter or email to someone."
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    #6Formal Letter Format

    Formal Letter Format
    This letter format guide and template will show you exactly how to write a formal letter using examples with the correct layout. You'll also learn about the writing conventions for formal letter writing, as wall as the content you should include on a formal letter, depending on its purpose.


    Austin Nelson
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "Having to write a formal letter for the first time is scary, especially since I'm more used to casual emails. So finding a resource to walk me through the entire process is a lifesaver. Not only does the site show what to include, it explains the meaning and importance of every aspect of a letter, which made it so much easier to make sure I was getting everything written correctly for my specific situation. "
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    #7[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Letter

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Letter
    The book How to Write a Letter by Scribendi, teaches you the art of formal letter writing, from how to write effective letters and how to structure them, to successfully tailoring your content for different scenarios.

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    Daniel Castro
    Written on May 2, 2017
    "This seems really useful since it is essentially teaching a lost art. With the advancements of emails and such writing a letter isn't something you normally do so this could help a lot."
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    #8[TUTORIAL] How to write a formal letter - Scribendi

    [TUTORIAL] How to write a formal letter - Scribendi
    Formal letter writing is becoming less and less frequent. However, it is still occasionally necessary to present a formal letter, and it's important that when you do so, you express what you want to say in an effective and coherent manner. This article will teach you how to do that.


    Silvia Vera
    Written on June 12, 2017
    "I rarely felt the need to know how to write formal letter what with the digital world we are in. But when I was in a place where I needed to write one and that too in a critical situation where getting it right was very important, "How to write a formal letter - Scribendi", came to my rescue. It had all the information I needed in one place and in concise manner which I could understand and apply immediately."
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    #9[TUTORIAL] How to write a formal letter

    [TUTORIAL] How to write a formal letter
    It's becoming less and less common to write letters, but the few letters that you actually write tend to be very important ones. That's why they should be written properly. In this guide you'll get  advice on letter writing with some sample letters so you get the idea.


    James Wells
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "I thought that the Birmingham City University's guide about how to write a formal letter wouldn't actually be the resource for me when writing formal letters, but it surprised me by being a fairly comprehensive guide. The guide was very specific about names and placement of information that I was uncertain about, which was really helpful. I also appreciated the sample letters included. "
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    #10Resignation Letter Writing Tips and Samples

    Resignation Letter Writing Tips and Samples
    This article explains how to write a good resignation letter that will help you maintain a positive relationship with your old employer, while paving the way for you to move on.


    Vishal Pillai
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "When I started looking for resources to help me write formal letters, I was hoping for something general. The solution that I came across -- Resignation Letter Writing Tips and Samples -- was way too specific, and it's not for a use that I want. Hopefully, I won't have to resign any time soon. There are a lot more uses for formal letter writing than just resignation, so this is not a good resource for my problem."
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    #12Fire Me I Beg You

    Fire Me I Beg You

    This website shows how to write the resignation letter you need to definitely quit your job in a good way with your bosses, your partners, and colleagues and with the complete company.



    Aradhya Venkatesan
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "This looks like a good website for quitting a job. I was looking for a more comprehensive list of formal letters. But this looks like it would be good for that specific situation. "
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    #13[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Letter of Intent with Sample Letters

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Letter of Intent with Sample Letters

    A free and comprehensive guide from WikiHow to help you to write your letter of intent with a nice amount of sample letters and examples that will make you very easy and understandable how to write it.



    Nicholas Hughes
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I have always been bad a writing. I was told to write a formal letter and did not know where to begin. I researched online and found How to Write a Letter of Intent with Sample Letters. It was free and easy to use. The templates were very helpful and I was able to write my letter and it looked very good. I am very happy I found it. "

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