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Writing an Application Letter

Once you finish prewriting, you are ready to write the body of your letter. These activities will help write strong opening, middle, and ending parts.

Writing the Opening Part

Write your opening part.

Read about opening strategies. Then use them to write the beginning of your letter of application. Make a copy of this Google doc or download a Word template.

In the first part of your letter, you should do two things.

  • Identify the position that you are applying for.

    I am interested in going to SeaScapes Scuba Camp this summer.

  • Tell what you know about the organization, such as where you learned about it.
  • I read about your camp in the most recent issue of Scuba Kidz magazine. I understand that your camp is for kids aged 10 to 16 with all different levels of experience.

Opening Paragraph

(Answers will vary.)

Writing the Middle Part

Write your middle part.

Read about middle strategies. Then use them to write the middle part of your letter. Make a copy of this Google doc or download a Word template.

This lesson is a part of the Writing Application Letters unit.

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