Business Letter format and reference

Differences Between a Business Letter and a
Friendly Letter:
1. The Heading: In a friendly letter, you
would normally just write the date in the upper right
hand corner. However, in a business letter, you need
to put your
address followed by the date. This can be placed at
the upper right hand corner, or aligned on the left
margin of the page.
2. The Inside Address: This is not put in a
friendly letter, but in a business letter you also put
the entire address of the recipient, along with the
name of the person you are addressing if possible,
and their title.
3. The Salutation: In a business letter, you need to
follow the salutation with a colon, not a comma.
4. The Body: Use formal language and be
straight and to the point. Make sure you put all the
details that are important to your communication.
5. The Closing: Usually a formal “Sincerely,” and then
a space and your name typed below. The space
should allow room for a handwritten signature.

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Writing Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes should be specific to what a student will know and be able to do as the result of a lesson.

Learning Outcomes

Poor
0 pts
Fair
1 pts
Good
2 pts
Performance
1 pts

What a learner is expected to be able to do and/or produce.
Poor
The outcome does not state what the learner is expected to do.
Fair
The outcome does state what the learner should do but it is vague (covert).
Good
The outcome clearly describes specifically what the learner should be able to do and bloom’s taxonomy level is easily identifiable.
Condition
1 pts

Describes the important setting or tools they will or will not have to perform the learning. Example: Given an article on bloom’s taxonomy, the student will be able to…. or Without the use of the periodic table, students will be able to…..
Poor
The outcome does not describe the condidtion for which the learning is to take place.
Fair
The outcome states the condition but it appears unclear in relationship to the performance.
Good
The outcome clearly states the condition for which students will rely to complete the expected performance.
Measurable
1 pts

Is the outcomewritten in such a way that the performance can be measured.
Poor
The outcome is not written to determine how the student performance can be measured.
Fair
Good
The outcome leads to the ability to place a criteria on the student performance.

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Time Tactics of Very Successful People

Do you feel there just aren’t enough hours in the day? I feel like that all the time. The fact is though, that people that accomplish a great deal experience the same length of day that you do!

How do they do it? For one thing, successful people are very efficient with their time.

This book packed with strategies to make the most of the time we have, and avoid wasting time. I would say this book is a must-read (unless you are already 100% efficient with your time, or you have not desire to accomplish anything).

I am time-challenged in much the same way as colour-blind people are colour-challenged: I have difficulty perceiving the passage of time. There are so many things I want to accomplish, yet at the end of the day, it is easy to find that I have frittered away my day on non-productive, non-relaxing time wasters.

If this sounds familiar, this is the book for you!

Even if you are pretty good with time, this book is sure to help you get better at managing your time and using it effectively

What I Like About Time Tactics of Very Successful People

First and foremost, this book is full of practical and useful advice.

The format of this book is perfect for people who are busy, yet need to spend some time learning about time. It is a catch-22: the more you have to do and the less efficient you are, the less time you have to read books like this!

The book is divided into 15 chapters, each of which contains short (1 to three page) explanations on how to manage a particular type of situation. This means that you can read one complete idea in a small parcel of time, and then you’ve got it. You can implement it immediately. After using one or two techniques outlined in the book, you will save enough time to read the rest of the book over a few weeks. And it is good to read a bit at a time, so you can absorb the ideas and try them out before going on to the next idea.

The book is also small enough to carry around easily and it fits into a large pocket. This means that you can use otherwise wasted time (waiting for an appointment for example) to get better at using your time.

What I Dislike About Time Tactics of Very Successful People

Actually, I have nothing to say in this section. Maybe this book doesn’t tell you everything you need to know, but it will both get you started, and get you well beyond the basics.

This book is an unqualified top-rated book for anyone who needs to get better at managing their time. It sure has helped me!

Building Habits in 21 Days, or Why Smoking is Bad for Freelancers

Search for this post’s title on Google, and you’ll see that what I once heard from a mentor is true: It takes 21 days to build or break a habit.

We’re almost done with our self-imposed holiday. But even before we all get back to work on January 2, I plan to start keeping a resolution tonight: for new year, I resolve to stop smoking. We all know the health risks associated with lighting up (surgeon generals and governments all over the world have made sure of that), but I plan to quit tobacco because I’m also affected as a freelancer:

Cigarette Breaks Break Your Flow. When I feel the urge to smoke, I rush through the task I’m currently doing before taking a break. So that I can claim to myself that I’ve finished something before leaving the desk. But recently I realized that my dependency has created a need to interrupt my work. In other words, if I didn’t feel like smoking so often, I’d stay put and get more work done.

Working While Smoking Also Breaks Your Flow. When I’m “fortunate” enough to be able to smoke while working, taking my hand away from my keyboard to take a puff represents another interruption. Without having to “make the most” of a cigarette, I’ll be able to concentrate better on what I’m doing.

Again, Back to the Health Risks. My family has a history of cancer. While I’m young (I just turned 25), I want to squeeze every ounce of productivity out of my body. As I smoke, I’m raising my blood pressure and increasing my risk of cancer, two diseases that are robbing me of my youth.

So, wish me luck this new year, and pray that I break the habit. Hopefully, when I get back to you on January 21, I’ll be as smoke-free as a drenched fire. Happy New Year to you all!

The Long Term Prospects of Freelancing

We freelancers enjoy a more flexible schedule (at least those who make a living exclusively through freelancing), and the opportunity to earn more within the same amount of time. But like corporate workers, it’s easy for us to fall into the rat race, where making money depends solely on our efforts. In other words, if we’re not careful, we’ll forever be working for money. What happens when we’re too old to work, or when our ideas are no longer on the money?

As we make a living through contract work, we should strive to reach a point where our hard-earned money works for us. One way to do this is to create money-generating assets along the way, so that when the time comes to retire, we’ll be certain of our financial future.

That’s not to say that freelancing is a dead-end career path. In fact, I believe freelancing provides greater opportunities to attain true wealth because being control of your own schedule makes it easy to pursue lucrative, asset-building opportunities.

Jun de Leon is currently the most sought after photographer here in the Philippines. He’s the favorite of local celebrities, and getting photographed by him is a status symbol of sorts.

Using the money he made as a freelancer, Mr. de Leon founded Wings Photography Inc. This company employs other photographers and artists, and is able to rent an office in a high-end commercial district, because of the income it generates—not solely from the efforts of Jun.

Wings Inc. represents an asset. Even if Jun decides to stop accepting freelancing projects, the company will continue earning money for him. The rest of us don’t have to start with such a big-scale operation, especially when we don’t have that much capital to work with (yet). Some small ventures, like vending machines, could prove a lucrative way to invest your money.