What Is Transactional Writing?


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Transactional writing is writing that is part of a chain of written communication intended to communicate, persuade or inform. Often transactional writing takes the form of letters or emails and is part of a written conversation. Other types of transactional writing include grant proposals and job applications.

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What Is Transactional Writing?
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Transactional letters should be brief. The best way to write them is to plan them out before committing them to paper or screen. Typically they include a short opening paragraph thanking the recipient for their prior communication. A transactional letter usually contains two main paragraphs, one to establish the topic and the second to elaborate on it. The ending is brief and formal, as befits a professional communication.

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