Remix: Formal Letter Practice:
For this assignment, what is one thing that is a HUGE problem that you think you have a solution to? Who would be a person who can put your key to work? This is your letter’s recipient. This is a type of argument essay put into letter form. This assignment has no length requirement, as you will follow the paragraph structure below. For the letter content: The first paragraph should introduce who you are and why your opinion merits attention. I have provided an example. Yours should give more information, but the model should be enough to get you started. End this paragraph with a warm-fuzzy. Now the recipient is more relaxed because you have acknowledged their importance and your support. Ex. My name is Mary Jones, and I am a constituent and a registered voter. I am also a member of your security detail, which is how I came to live on Ft. Jupiter for the last eighteen lunar cycles. I have voted for you since moving to Crater Colony 7, and I appreciate all your work protecting the oxygen ports. The second paragraph should introduce your problem. This is an elementary introduction to the problem and should not include how the situation affects you; that comes next. Do not be accusatory. Remember, the object is to reach a solution. This means to think more honey and less vinegar. Ex. For the last three months, the colony Nocturnal Ozone Capacitor has been leaking buckeye balls into the water reserves, causing the negative ions to intoxicate the spawning fish, who now splash the water top all night attempting to lure in mates. The third paragraph should be about how this is affecting you and why this is important to the recipient. Ex.When I arrived at Ft. Jupiter, I moved to the crater zone because I heard it was peaceful. Many homes were sold to colonizers under the guise of being in a quieter area of the colony where the hum of life support was not a constant nuisance. However, the continuous splashing, which sounds very much like clapping, is causing me to have nightmares in which I am being called to a stage to sing, and now I am terrified to sleep. This is important because I am part of your security detail, which has become more dangerous since the anacondas have begun their quarterly migration. Any sleep deprivation members of this detail suffer creates danger. The following paragraph should be what your solution is. Ex. I understand that the metal housing is failing and that using the blow torches to seal that housing could explode the entire sky dome making this a very dangerous and expensive fix. However, outside the crown, in the carbon region, there are underground rivers of frozen tar. It would be possible to collect the tar to use as a seal on the failed seams. The following paragraph should say why this person is the one to fix the problem. Ex. Because of your passion for the oxygen ports, you understand the fundamental importance of our life support equipment and can balance that with maintaining life on Jupiter. I do not think your colleagues have the same capacity for understanding. Plus, as a respected member of the Omega Council, you have a say in what items are brought into the dome from the outside area. Further, you have always cared for your constituents, and I know now will be no different. The following paragraph should begin with the closing. Remember, you are asking for something, so even if someone makes your bile bubble, be smooth and in control. Your words have power if you let them. Ex. I appreciate your help on this issue, and thank you so much for your time. Closing is always essential. For these types of letters, I like the respectful close.
Mary Jones Citizens 968-437