Ã¢Â?Â¢Addition: Also, as well, furthermore, moreover, additionally, etcÃ¢Â?Â¦
Ã¢Â?Â¢Contrast: But, although, however, etcÃ¢Â?Â¦
Ã¢Â?Â¢Sequence: First of all, then, after that, when, while, etcÃ¢Â?Â¦
Be sure that all language (phrases, vocabulary) is appropriate for the type of writing. I.e. formal letters should be written formally, whereas notes can be less formal and use contractions.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Addressed to groups or individuals.
Ã¢Â?Â¢In a more formal style.
Ã¢Â?Â¢No omission of words or abbreviations.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Formal style of address.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Use of job titles.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Addressed to an individual.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Short in length.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Omission of subjects, auxiliaries, and articles.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Use of first names.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Not addressed to anyone in particular.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Style is dependant on relationship with recipient.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Can be short.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Can contain contractions.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Can contain characteristics of spoken English.
Correspondence: The style of a correspondence letter is dependent on several factors, one being your relationship to the recipient. Depending on your relationship, this can cause differences in salutations and language usage.
Ã¢Â?Â¢Formal style. (Proper spacing, headings, and references, no indentation).
Ã¢Â?Â¢Formal style of address. (addresse on the left, your heading on the right.)
oFormal business abbreviations only. [Re, enc (below job title as needed), etc…]