Whether drafting a letter to the mayor or emailing a friend, writing is a lifelong skill used in a variety of situations. From informal writing -- instant messages, online bulletin boards and friendly letters -- to more formal writing -- business letters, memos, resumes and meeting minutes -- Writing for Formal & Informal Purposes suggests strategies to help discern the appropriate tone for a piece of writing based on purpose and audience. Student writers, ranging from an avid young cyclist on a fundraising campaign for an upcoming school trip to a writer communicating with her fellow club members on the Internet, use formal and informal writing to accomplish their goals. A teacher's guide is included. Closed-captioned.
|Series Name||Writing for Students|
|Format||Videos & DVDs|