Formal letters are typically written to make requests, state complaints or ask for information. Proper formatting of a formal letter makes a statement that the writer is professional and should be taken seriously. More »

To write a formal letter, type your address, the date, the recipient's address, a formal greeting, the body of the letter, and a closing, and then sign your name. Leave spaces between the different parts of the letter. More »

Formal thank you letters should conclude with a reiteration of thanks before signing off with "Sincerely," and the sender's signature and full name. Sometimes, it might be appropriate to follow the name and signature wit... More » Holidays & Celebrations

A letter to dean can vary from school to school, but all letters should contain at least the following basic information: identifying information, unique characteristics, academic history, academic progress and a summary... More »

While personal letters typically begin with a simple greeting, business or formal letter begin with a collection of information that includes the date, the sender's name and address, possibly the company the sender works... More »

Write a formal legal letter by typing a concise, goal-oriented letter that makes your requests explicit and concludes with a promise of further legal remedies if necessary. Keep copies of any such letters you send, and m... More »

Grievance letters, or claim letters, should have the same margin size as any business letter: 1 inch, all around. Business-sized margins lend a claim letter an aura of professionalism that makes it harder to ignore. More » Education Writing