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How to set out a formal letter

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Emails and texts could soon signal the end of letter writing, but you may need to write an important letter at some point, perhaps to a potential employer or a business colleague. Follow these steps to enable you to write a perfectly structured letter, whether on a computer or by hand.
What you'll need: 
A pen
A piece of paper, preferably A4
...or a computer
1: 
The first step of letter writing must be your address, which should be written in the upper right hand corner of the page.
2: 
The date that you write the letter should then be written below your address on the right hand side.
3: 
Then, on the left hand side of the page but underneath the date, you should write the recipient's address.
4: 
Then below your address should be the name of the person you are writing to, or simply, "Dear Sir/Madam," if you are unsure who the recipient will be.
5: 
The main body of your letter will then come below this.
6: 
Finally, end the letter with "Yours sincerely," and sign your name at the bottom. If you have addressed this to "Sir/Madam", then you should end with "Yours faithfully," instead.
Conclusion: 
Following these steps will now show the recipient that you know how to structure a letter, a skill that a surprisingly large amount of people do not have, and give a good first impression of yourself to the recipient.
Tips: 
If writing by hand, remember to try and keep the writing in straight lines, a line guide underneath the paper will help you achieve this.
If you are writing in pen, try not to smudge the ink.

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