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!

Why Your Internet Morning Routine Limits Productivity

If youre like me, the first thing you do when going online is to load all your favorite websites, checking for any updates or changes. I call this the Internet Morning Routine (IMR). A nice dinner with Sasha over made it clear why it can hinder productivity.

I’ve configured my browser to load my email and blogs with one click. I begin every morning by spending an hour at most dealing with unanswered emails and comments. Getting those relatively minor items out of the way sounds like a good idea, right?

Then I recognized why IMR can be unproductive. By the time youre done, your head is full of thoughts, since youve dealt with so many things. Instead of starting with a fresh mind, emptied by last nights sleep, the little gray cells are packed with ideas. And this may make concentrating on the first task you have scheduled after the IMR a little hard, especially for a poor multitasker like me.

Of course, Im not saying the only time to check your websites should be at the end of the day. Thats an easy way to buildup your backlog and stay out of the loop. My point is, before anything else, try to get at least one task done, then take a break to check things out. In short, its better to hit the ground running, rather than begin the day mired in minor details.

The Jack of All Trades – and Master of None.

I discovered the hard way why you should focus your efforts and not spread yourself, even if you know how to do a lot of things.

Now I’m not saying I can do anything, but thanks to my course in college, I learned how to use programs like Photoshop, Flash, and Maya. After graduation I also rediscovered my passion for writing. So initially I was involved in writing, graphic design, and computer modeling.

Then, about two months later, I realized maintaining such a diverse skill set was limiting my improvement. We all know that practice makes perfect, and by doing three different things, I simply wasn’t giving the time nor focus each skill needed to grow. To use an example, 12 hours devoted to one proficiency becomes 4 hours for three. The job still gets done, but the lack of general focus hampers the learning process.

So as a freelancer, I decided to stop making computer models. It wasn’t a hard choice. Creating 3D representations of complex objects can be time-consuming, and I honestly found it frustrating, spending the whole day just to see if my idea would work. And even though I spent four years learning it, I was actually least passionate about computer animation.

Remaining a writer and graphic designer came naturally. These two skills are actually complementary. I’m sometimes asked to write the copy for advertisements, aside from designing them. And since I write daily for three blogs, I’m sure that my writing “muscle” gets exercised. Even if I still have to divide my time between two skills, I’m in a situation where both of them enjoy the time and focus vital for improvement.