This letter will be a Type Three Writing with the following Focus Correction Areas: • Correct letter format • Two paragraphs • A clearly stated thesis statement • At least one emotional appeal
Correct Business Letter FormatYour AddressCity, State, ZipPrincipal’s NameSchool NameSchool AddressCity, State ZipDear :
You are writing a persuasive letter to the principal of your school. Be positive! Remember, attack the problem, not the person!
Paragraph One: Write your thesis statement (what you are writing about). Write at least three sentences describing what the problem(s) is. Examples: the cleanliness of the restrooms, the dress code. Use at least one emotional appeal.An example would be: “The restrooms are so dirty that they pose a health hazard for the students.”
Paragraph Two: Write at least three sentences proposing solutions to the problem. An example would be: “The custodial staff and the students could work together to keep the restrooms clean.” Write a concluding sentence. Example: “Thank you for your time. I hope you take my suggestions into consideration.”