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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Provides lists of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs that help letter writers know what to say and how to say it when writing such letters as cover letters, fundraising letters, invitations, and refusals.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of How To Say It. A highly dated and not very substantive manual on the art of writing letters. Highly dated because it was published in and written correspondence has changed so much since then, especially with the advent of e-mail.
Not very substantive because what it teaches could be summed up in just a few sentences - use clear language, get right to the point, and tailor what you say to the information the reader needs to hear. Nov 08, Naliza Fahro-Rozi rated it it was amazing. Excellent reference book for non-native English speakers!
A great resource to write letters. Jan 22, Chelsea Jewell rated it it was amazing. I love giving this book to high school and college graduates. What a helpful resource it is for life! What ages would I recommend it too? Written approximately? Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? Any issues the author or a more recent publisher should cover? Updates to cover email letters. Short storyline: This resource covers man What ages would I recommend it too?
Short storyline: This resource covers many types of letters, how to write them, what to say, and what not to say. What I would like to see: More information on letters to editors, agents, publishers, web site designers, graphic designers, and book marketers. Even letters to your favorite author would be nice.
Notes for the reader: 1. A good, if slightly outdated resource. Watch out for the cliches. Know when to use them, and when not to. They can be good classifiers, and yet they can be boring. How to Say It is a book that has different letters that you may have to write such as wedding reception or announcements, references, resumes, and other letters that you may use in for work; home; relationships; or salutations. This book isn't a book to read per se, but to find which ones you can use for special circumstances or events.
We had t How to Say It is a book that has different letters that you may have to write such as wedding reception or announcements, references, resumes, and other letters that you may use in for work; home; relationships; or salutations. We had to use choice words and phrases all the time. The only downfall, this book was copy-written in , and not sure if these recommendations are still reusable today in I reviewed the resume sample, and most resumes would prefer bullets not paragraphs as suggested here.
Dad sent the book as a gift to help. I also looked a references with resume section since seeking employment and willing to take some choice words advised. Again the main library staff has graciously allowed an exception to the renewal period so I can keep working on reading this.
Jul 24, Jaime rated it really liked it Shelves: communications , bus-and-indust , non-fiction , prof-development. This book can be your trusty sword and shield in almost every social interaction or speaking event.
It well-researched, written, and organized and has phrases and form letters for any event or situation. I have used its lessons many times. If you are like me and always seem to struggle to find the right words, then this book is for you. I covers all kids of day-to-day correspondence, from thank you letters to recommendations to letters of complaint. A great addition to your reference library. May 12, Vr Murty rated it really liked it. Apr 18, Kendel Christensen rated it liked it.
Definitely dated, but it gave me a few solid ideas on great words, phrases, and approaches that are underused. Dec 30, Ginger Heskett marked it as to-read. I registered a book at BookCrossing.
Sep 26, Andd Becker rated it liked it. This guide has everything you need to know about letterwriting how-to: words, phrases, sentences, sample letters, forms of address for persons engaging in the archaic art of letterwriting. Jun 08, Max rated it it was amazing. This book is indispensable. I use it to fight procrastination when writing letters or find the right words when delivering a difficult message. Jul 30, L rated it liked it. Some helpful tips and phrases and a splash of fun quotes.
This book was really helpful! Nov 11, Pankaj Verma added it. Rosalie Maggio Rosalie Maggio Jan 30, Misbah rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. Tips on how to do many different types of writing. Good book to read through maybe once if you have trouble writing everyday letters and notes.
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