How to Write

How to Write a Query Letter

published on 01-Feb-10 11:17
Many of you out there want to write, or have already written, a book. Now let’s assume your book has already been through the whole WhiteSmoke process and everything is perfect. You are sure your book is ready to go! What now?
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How to Write Your Investment Letter of Intent

published on 19-Oct-09 11:14
An investment letter of intent is written by an investor who intends to put money into the business or idea of an entrepreneur. The vast majority of investment letters of intent are not legally binding, although they are definitely "official" documents, providing a blueprint on which investment negotiations can begin. Therefore, if you seek to invest money into a startup or another type of business, you should carefully consider the writing of your investment letter!
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How to Write an Outline

published on 19-Oct-09 11:03
Learn how to write an outline. Writing an outline for an essay, a paper, outline examples and all you need. Learning English with Whitesmoke is fun and easy!
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How to Write an Insurance Letter

published on 19-Oct-09 10:40
Insurance professionals, claims executives and adjusters need to write, write, and then write some more in their job. Quality written communication is vital to the success of their work - customers need clear responses from their insurance companies, and lawsuits or other legal proceedings can be greatly compromised by badly written insurance claims. What are the types of mistakes that are commonly made by adjusters and claims professionals? The same mistakes that are in fact common for many English writers - awkward writing style, spelling errors that get overlooked because letters are not proofread, and grammar mistakes that can hinder communication and leave the meaning of the text open to interpretation.
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How to Write an Insurance Claim

published on 19-Oct-09 10:25
Most of us take out insurance for many things in our lives: car insurance, home and contents insurance, travel insurance, medical insurance, for instance. In the unfortunate circumstance that you will actually need to make claim for stolen goods or medical services, it is important to know what your insurance entitles you to, and how to go about making your insurance claim. You will need to read your contract carefully - or speak to your insurance company - to find out just what they require to accept a claim.
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How to Write an End User License Agreement

published on 19-Oct-09 10:03
If you are a programmer, or a company distributing software products, it is essential that you design a comprehensive End User License Agreement (EULA) in order to protect your intellectual property. With the WhiteSmoke online writing tool, you can make sure that your EULA is free of errors, and written in a language that is both legally enforceable and easy to understand. By running a quick grammar check and spell check on your EULA, you can make sure that your legal protection is not compromised by bad English grammar that leaves your EULA open to interpretation.
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How to Write an Autobiography

published on 19-Oct-09 09:50
Write your own autobiography with revolutionary WhiteSmoke writing software. Every tool you need to improve your English writing now comes in one convenient package. With WhiteSmoke software, you have instant access to a spell check, always-improving punctuation check, and English grammar check. There is also an innovative enrichment capability that you won't find in other writing software! All of these features work together to give you the most comprehensive writing solution available.
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How to Write an Article

published on 19-Oct-09 09:34
First, figure out what type of article you will write. There are many different types. Journalism articles are written for most readers and answer five basic questions about a news story or event: Who? What (or what happened)? When? Where? Why? And, how? Professional articles are written for a particular audience of professionals in a given field (or sub-field). These articles are usually technical in nature and follow a range of formats typical of publications in the field. Most people who write professional articles follow a format specified by a professional organization or a particular publication.
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How to Write an Approval Letter

published on 19-Oct-09 09:19
An approval letter can be written for a number of reasons. Some common uses for an approval letter are to give permission at work (vacation, expenditure, sick leave); to approve or endorse a building project; or, to approve finances or a loan. In general, if you are an employer with staff, or a creditor, or working on a council or some other government body, chances are you will need to know how to write a good approval letter. This means being aware of the writing style you should use for an approval letter, and using good proofreading software to make sure your letter is professional and communicative.
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How to Write an Announcement

published on 19-Oct-09 08:50
After reading our tips about how to write an announcement, you'll be able to write any kind of announcement with style and ease. Take a look at the following guidelines from WhiteSmoke, the all-in-one writing software, see the sample announcement letter, and then write the best announcement you can imagine! Include the right information in fine style, and then proofread your announcement with one click using our innovative software for a perfect finished product to send.
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How to Write an Announcement Letter

published on 19-Oct-09 08:27
An announcement letter is a type of letter used for a number of business and personal situations. In business, an announcement letter can be written for a number of purposes - key events requiring an announcement letter to staff and/or customers would be a change in management, a new policy, the launch of a new product, or financial summaries for investors. Also, personal announcement letters are common - for instance, to announce a wedding or a birth. In this article, we will focus on announcement letters for business, and though some of the tips discussed below will equally apply for personal announcements. First we will present some tips for an announcement letter, and then show how a quality English grammar software program will turn your announcement into a truly professional piece of writing.
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How to Write an Anniversary Letter

published on 19-Oct-09 08:13
Anniversaries are always a special time. It is an occasion where you celebrate the life you have shared with someone special, and is often celebrated with a romantic dinner or an expensive gift. Sometimes, writing a letter might be an appropriate way to wish someone a happy anniversary, allowing you to clearly express your love and admiration for your partner, and to reflect on your life together.
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How to Write an Abstract

published on 19-Oct-09 07:55
The true essence of writing an abstract - learn how to write a good abstract. Use WhiteSmoke's tools to enrich your vocabulary and correct your grammar.
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How to Write a Thank You Note for a Donation

published on 18-Oct-09 11:52
If you have ever headed a fund raising campaign, you will surely know that your success is totally reliant on the donations of community members. For the vast majority of people, a donation is made with no expectation of reward. However, it is good practice to routinely thank those who contribute to your efforts. A thank you letter can help consolidate the good feeling someone gets from donating to a cause, and possibly encourage them to donate again in the future. At the very least, it is a nice gesture to thank someone for their help.
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How to Write a Term Paper

published on 18-Oct-09 08:35
Whether writing student research papers or scientific research, it is always important that you writing is correct. Always proofread and re-read the end result to make sure that you are conveying the message that you want to convey. After all, your writing is your image.
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How to Write a Summary

published on 15-Oct-09 12:07
Good summarizing skills are essential for success in writing, and are crucial in preparing to write research papers and essays. You need these skills because summarizing is efficient and it helps you distinguish between more and less important material.
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How to Write a Successful Fund Raising Letter

published on 15-Oct-09 11:51
You're working for a great cause, and now the time has come to collect support for it. One of the most effective ways to fund your organization is through letter writing for raising money. You can reach out to previous givers or encourage new people to start donating through a fundraising letter. Keep reading now, and learn how to write a successful fundraising letter, through tips and a template. Once you have written your fundraising letter, proofread with WhiteSmoke, the best online writing software for a professional finished product that is sure to bring you success.
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How to Write a Song

published on 15-Oct-09 10:48
WhiteSmoke writing software may not win you a songwriting contest, but whether you want to write a rock song, a country song, a rap song, or a guitar song, these songwriting tips and WhiteSmoke English writing software will help you write a better song lyric. No promises about winning the American Idol songwriting contest, though!
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How to Write a Short Story

published on 15-Oct-09 10:16
A short story, like most writing, needs to use the best English possible. WhiteSmoke's English grammar and spell check will help you edit your story when it's done. Use the unique writing enhancement feature to suggest words while you are writing the short story, as well. It's online dictionary will assure that you use just the word you mean to use, and the thesaurus software (a powerful synonym dictionary) will help you find a better word when you're not satisfied with your first choice.
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How to Write a Shareholder Agreement

published on 15-Oct-09 09:26
A shareholder agreement is an agreement between the shareholders of a company relating to the ownership and management of the company. There are a number of reasons to write a shareholder agreement, the most common of which being to keep any contractual terms and conditions private by not including them in the company's public constitutional documents. Being a legal document, you want your shareholder agreement to be professional, just like your business dealings. WhiteSmoke English writing tool brings the level of professionalism required with its advanced grammar correction and unique text enrichment. Use the WhiteSmoke Business Version so that your writing is tailored specifically to the language of business.
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How To Write A Screenplay

published on 15-Oct-09 09:13
Bitten by the Hollywood bug? Think you have an idea for the next number-one hit TV script? Wonder how to write a video script? All writing begins with the basics, including screenplay writing. If you're wondering how to write a screenplay, then you should know that WhiteSmoke English writing software will help you with the most important part: the writing!
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How to Write a Sales Order Acknowledgement

published on 15-Oct-09 08:29
Many businesses don't realize it, but a sales order acknowledgment is actually a great opportunity to widen your new customer's knowledge of your business credentials and the products or services you have on offer.
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How to Write a Resume

published on 15-Oct-09 07:47
Resume writing (also known as a 'CV' or 'Curriculum Vitae') is often a difficult and even intimidating task, but it doesn't need to be. A great resume should have a logical format so information can be found easily, and perfect English which gets straight to the point. Here we will talk about how to write a resume, and the ways in which WhiteSmoke Writing Software can make resume writing a breeze, helping you land the job of your dreams.
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How to Write a Research Paper

published on 14-Oct-09 12:26
The question 'how to write a research paper?' should not scare you! By considering the following tips from WhiteSmoke, the comprehensive writing solution, you will be on your way to writing the best research paper you can imagine. When you read these steps and write your research paper, remember that they are not set in stone and can thus change. Sometimes you will need to change the order of the steps slightly, or return to a previous stage even though you thought you completed it. Overall though, when most people are answering the question 'how to write a great research paper?' they work according to the following steps:
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How to Write a Request Letter

published on 14-Oct-09 11:59
A request letter is typically written when you want to request a job interview, request a raise or a promotion, or approach a company or business colleague for specific information. In general, a request letter should be written in a formal writing style, complete with your full details, and the full details on the person you are addressing, at the top of the page. The content of the letter needs to be brief and direct; don't confuse your reader with auxiliary information that could weaken the message you actually want to convey. Your English writing should also reflect your intelligence, with use of a rich vocabulary, and perfect English grammar and spelling.
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How to Write a Refusal Letter

published on 14-Oct-09 11:34
A refusal letter can be difficult to write. Anytime we have to communicate negative sentiments, it can be hard to find the right words, and to strike a balance between firm language and politeness. We are here to help. A refusal letter need not be difficult, but it is a good idea to work with some important tips when you sit down to write. This can help you be focused and keep your writing style appropriate to the context.
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How to Write a Recommendation Letter for College

published on 14-Oct-09 11:25
You need to write a letter of recommendation for a student who is applying to college. How do you write a powerful letter of recommendation? What do you include? What if you don't want to write for this person? First, only write a truthful letter of recommendation. Do not exaggerate someone's abilities. Don't attack someone, either. If you cannot honestly write a winning letter of recommendation, tell the student politely that perhaps another person would be a better choice to write the letter.
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How to Write a Provisional Patent

published on 14-Oct-09 11:07
When you have invested much time, talent and energy into a new invention, it is advisable to protect it with a patent. A provisional patent provides a low-cost alternative to begin the patenting process on a new invention. With an approved provisional patent, you can begin manufacturing and marketing a product as "patent pending", and have some protection over the invention.
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How to Write a Press Release

published on 14-Oct-09 10:12
Writing a good press release is one of the keys to successful business. You have something special to offer, so you should let the public know about it. Use this method of announcing new services, product lines, or other happenings in your business to generate positive talk. If you choose to write your own press release, you must proofread it thoroughly with a trustworthy writing program like WhiteSmoke. If you need to save time or just want to insert your own information to a template, you can also use WhiteSmoke’s selection of professional templates. Write a press release (sometimes referred to as a news release) with the help of WhiteSmoke online writing software, and see an impressive reaction.
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How to Write a Prenuptial Agreement

published on 14-Oct-09 09:52
Prenuptial agreements are no longer just for the rich and famous. Many people are increasingly seeing the benefits of a good and fair prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement allows you to choose for yourself what will happen to your assets during marriage, and, if divorce occurs, how assets will be distributed between you and your partner. Prenuptial agreements can also be used to protect some of your assets for any children you bring to the marriage. Without a prenuptial agreement, the state could decide these things for you in a way unsuitable for both parties.
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How to Write a Power of Attorney

published on 14-Oct-09 09:24
A Power of Attorney is a document where you (the principal) give another person (the agent) the power to sign documents and make financial decisions on your behalf. For example, if you became mentally unstable, or if you took an extended vacation, you might need someone you trust to take care of your financial matters. A Power of Attorney can be general, giving the agent power over all your affairs, or it may be specific, limited to the transactions explicitly outlined in the document. Third parties treat the agent as if he or she is the principal in any transactions which the agent is authorized to conduct. Powers of Attorney are commonly used for both personal and business activities.
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How to Write a Poem

published on 14-Oct-09 09:08
Writing poetry can frustrate tremendously and reward beyond words; a few tips on writing poetry may help you find the treasures. WhiteSmoke English Writing Software provides useful help writing poetry. First, there is no single poem writing rule. Many want to know how to write a love poem, lyric poetry, a poem about writing, a haiku poem, a narrative poem. Each has its own writing style. Some poetry is written in forms, each form having its own rules. Some poetry is free verse, which either creates its own set of unique rules for that poem or has no rules.
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How to Write a Personal Statement

published on 14-Oct-09 08:57
Use WhiteSmoke Online English Writing Software for all of your writing needs. The all-in-one writing software will help with your personal statement, making it easier than ever to write a good personal statement for graduate school, law school, medical school, business school, or a fellowship. If you want to know how to write a good personal statement, follow these four steps: planning, drafting, revising, and editing. WhiteSmoke may not be able to help you plan, but it will provide help during each of the other steps with its English grammar check, spell check, writing enhancement, dictionary and thesaurus all rolled into one online English editing-software package.
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How to Write a Newspaper Article

published on 14-Oct-09 07:56
A newspaper article tells readers about important events, or news. The opening, or lead paragraph of a newspaper article answers six questions: 1. Who? 2. What (or what happened)? 3. When? 4. Where? 5. Why? 6. How?
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How to Write a Name Change Form

published on 13-Oct-09 11:41
There are a number of reasons that someone might decide on a name change; divorce and dissatisfaction with a current name are the main reasons. Making a name change is a fairly common procedure, and it is generally quite easy to carry out. As with any legal document, however, it is a good idea to approach an attorney if you have questions or are unsure about any of the requirements for your name change application.
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How to Write a Mission Statement

published on 13-Oct-09 11:10
Write an effective mission statement with WhiteSmoke writing software. First, read the following tips about how to write a mission statement. Then, gather the information and ideas you need, write your mission statement, and turn to WhiteSmoke for thorough proofreading. By following these steps, you will write a mission statement that will be professional and presentable.
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How to Write a Magazine Article

published on 13-Oct-09 10:10
Writing a magazine, or feature, article differs from newspaper articles in that most magazines allow more space to develop a story (the article is longer) and more time to research it. Writing for a news magazine most resembles newspaper articles. In any case, it is still important in this form of journalism to answer the five questions: Who? What (or what happened)? When? Where? Why? How?
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How to Write a Love Letter

published on 13-Oct-09 09:49
You're in love. It's a beautiful feeling, isn't it? The world looks pink through those rose-colored glasses, and everything is just how it should be. Let your love know how much pleasure you feel, by sharing your feelings in a love letter. Worried you might not be the best writer? Don't. Instead, learn how to write a love letter that works with these tips from WhiteSmoke, your ultimate writing solution.
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How to Write a Living Will

published on 13-Oct-09 09:31
A living will is a legal document that allows you to exercise your right to decide what will happen to you at a time of critical illness or imminent death. If you want to choose in advance whether or not to be placed on life support, or what will happen to you if a coma becomes permanent, then a living will gives you the opportunity to state your wishes legally. A living will can also be used to appoint a friend or a family member as the person to make all important health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. The person who makes a living will is known as the testator.
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How to Write a Literature Review

published on 13-Oct-09 09:13
A literature review is a specific type of research paper that focuses on published literature on a given topic. It is often the first step in doing original research, either scientific or otherwise. It is more than a mere summary of the literature, however, as it presents analysis, patterns, and critiques of individual sources, groups of sources, and the body of literature as a whole.
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How to Write a Letter

published on 13-Oct-09 08:23
Written communication is easier than ever to attain.WhiteSmoke English writing software provides you with the tools you need to craft perfect documents.For all letters you have to write, WhiteSmoke will help.All you have to do is press the WhiteSmoke shortcut key, and you have access to several features that improve your English grammar and writing.
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How to Write a Letter of Resignation

published on 13-Oct-09 08:00
The song parody says, "Take this job and stick it in the bin." But, while nine to five may not be how you want to make your living, your letter of resignation should leave a good impression. While the form of a resignation letter may vary from a short paragraph to a full page or even two, it is usually a short letter. The content is professional, polite, and polished. Use correct English grammar, correct spelling, correct punctuation and a professional business writing style when you write your letter of resignation, just in case you need a reference from your former employer.
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How to Write a Letter of Reference

published on 13-Oct-09 07:45
You need to write a letter of reference. How do you write a powerful letter of reference? What do you include? First, only write an honest character reference letter. Don't exaggerate someone's abilities or make someone sound worse than the person is. If you cannot truthfully write a winning letter of reference, suggest that the person ask someone else.
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How to Write a Letter of Recommendation

published on 12-Oct-09 21:30
You need to write a letter of reference. How do you write a powerful letter of recommendation? What do you include? What if you don't want to write for this person? First, only write a truthful letter of recommendation. Do not exaggerate someone's abilities. Don't attack someone, either. If you cannot honestly write a winning letter of recommendation, say politely that perhaps another person would be a better choice.
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How to Write a Letter of Intent

published on 12-Oct-09 21:10
If you have ever needed to know how to write a letter of intent, here is your answer. WhiteSmoke writing software presents guidelines below for writing a letter of intent and offers you complete proofreading for your intent letter with the best online writing software solution.
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How to Write a Letter of Advice

published on 12-Oct-09 20:50
Writing a letter of advice can be a difficult, but also rewarding experience. It is a unique opportunity to pass your wisdom on to someone you care about. If a friend, family member, or work colleague approaches you for advice, it is important to be careful and considered in your response. It is likely that your comments will be taken quite seriously, so if you don't feel confident in the advice you can offer the person, you should politely respond that you are not well suited to give such advice.
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How to Write a Letter of Acceptances

published on 12-Oct-09 20:39
This is the place to learn how to write a letter of acceptances. There is more than one kind of acceptance letter, like a job acceptance letter, a college acceptance letter, an offer acceptance letter, an acceptance of agreement letter, and an acceptance of resignation letter. For every kind of acceptance letter, you can write a better one by following the tips on this page and by looking at the sample example letter that follows. After you write your letter, use WhiteSmoke writing software and proofread professionally with its comprehensive suite of writing tools.
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How to Write a Letter Calling for Community Action

published on 12-Oct-09 14:33
Being part of a community can sometimes involve acting together for the common good. Local environmental problems, or safety concerns after dark, for instance, are issues that could require collective action for change. If you want to call on the community to act on a particular issue, you must begin with a strong and persuasive letter to all community residents outlining the problem and suggesting a course of action. Your letter needs to make the community see the problem as its own, and therefore be willing to act together for the common good.
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How to Write a Legal Document

published on 12-Oct-09 14:23
Writing a legal document needn't be a difficult or overwhelming experience. Many legal documents - for instance living trusts, power of attorney documents, wills, and divorce documents - can at least be partially written before bringing in a lawyer, and this can save significantly on some legal expenses. In fact, while there are some special tips to keep in mind for legal writing, the same fundamentals rules for clarity and consistency apply as in all other fields of writing. You must organize your ideas coherently, write your text with a logical flow, and have good editing skills.
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How to Write a Lease Agreement

published on 12-Oct-09 14:13
In order to protect your interests as a landlord, it is advisable to have a written lease agreement. A well written lease agreement can make all the difference between getting stuck with a problematic tenant, and having legal channels to protect your property if the need arises. Check with an attorney who is knowledgeable in landlord/tenant law before finalizing any lease agreement. A legal professional will be able to assist you in determining all your legal rights and obligations.
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How to Write a Guardianship Paper

published on 12-Oct-09 14:02
Establishing guardianship can be complicated. Guardianship papers are legal documents which are filed when, for any number of reasons, you want to take a child into your guardianship. The papers have to be filed at a local court, and a court investigator will be appointed to interview you and the child, and possibly the child's parents if they are available. Any attempt for guardianship of a child will require the written consent of the child's parents, and other close family members may contest your application, unless the court deems the guardianship in the child's best interests.
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How to Write a Grant

published on 12-Oct-09 13:49
If you want free grant money, you have to learn grant writing. It's not so difficult, once you master a few basic grant-writing tips. Once you start grant writing, WhiteSmoke English writing software assures that you have just the right word, powerful English idioms, correct grammar and correct spelling to move your grant application to the top of the funding heap.
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How to Write a Follow-up Letter

published on 12-Oct-09 13:05
A follow-up letter is an important form of communication in a range of situations. After a job interview, or a great business meeting, or even after making a good business contact at a trade show, a follow-up letter is an effective means of consolidating a relationship between you and the intended recipient. It provides a platform for continued communication, and also to accent certain points discussed at the previous meeting. A well written follow-up letter, free of English grammar and spelling errors, can make all the difference to your success.
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How to Write a Farewell Letter to an Employee

published on 11-Oct-09 11:48
As an employer, you will have seen many employees come and go throughout your years in business. While some may be better forgotten, it is the good ones who have helped you build your business into what it is today. Considering this, when the time comes to say farewell to an employee, it is an appropriate gesture to write a farewell letter on behalf of the company. A farewell letter should acknowledge the contributions of the employee to the company, and wish him/her all the best in the future.
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How to Write a Divorce Paper

published on 11-Oct-09 11:12
A divorce is a messy and painful process, and the legal proceedings around a divorce can be the cause of much stress and tension. When you and your partner have reached a final decision to separate for good, you need to make it public by writing and filing a divorce paper. The requirements for a divorce paper will vary from state to state. Here we are not providing legal advice or a template for your divorce paper. We will offer some tips to consider when planning and writing. You should always check your local regulations for specific information, and of course, contact a legal professional if you have any questions on how to proceed.
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How to Write a Disagreement Letter

published on 11-Oct-09 10:56
A disagreement letter allows you to express concerns or frustrations in a constructive and assertive way. There could be many reasons for you to write a disagreement letter. For instance, a management conflict at work could put you at odds with other members of the management, or a local government decision could adversely affect your property. Whatever the issue is, your disagreement letter must express your opinion in a clear and direct manner, yet remain courteous and never be rude.
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How to Write a Cover Letter for a Job Application

published on 11-Oct-09 10:42
Get the job you've always dreamed of by sending the perfect resume and cover letter. Your skills set and experiences are impressive, so let your potential employers know by highlighting them in your job applications with perfect English writing. Achieve the highest level of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation in your cover letter for a job application with WhiteSmoke English writing software, the comprehensive writing tool. Follow the tips below for writing an effective cover letter, and then see the example of a cover letter for a job application that you can refer to as a template when you write your own cover letter.
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How to Write a Congratulation Letter

published on 11-Oct-09 08:55
At times in life we see friends and colleagues make great personal or professional achievements, and it only seems appropriate to mark their success with a congratulation letter. We want to show them that others see their efforts, and that they can be proud of their achievements. If the person is well known to you, a congratulation letter can be personal and informal, but there are still some tips to consider in making it a truly great letter. We list some tips below, but you should also consider the quality of your grammar: Does the letter communicate clearly? Could it be misinterpreted?
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How to Write a Complaint Letter about an Unfair Settlement

published on 11-Oct-09 08:17
Most of us take out insurance for many things in our lives; for example, car insurance, home and contents insurance, travel insurance, medical insurance. When the time comes that we actually need to make a claim, we expect the insurance settlement to be paid quickly and correctly by the insurance company. Sometimes this can be problematic, due to different understandings of what your insurance agreement actually covers, or even due to negligence on the part of the insurer.
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How to Write a College Essay

published on 11-Oct-09 08:04
You’re already a strong student and capable of producing high-level English writing, but with exam and paper-writing time, and deadlines fast approaching, additional support and an extra push always help on the path to success. Using the best writing software can make the difference between a B and A paper, so trust WhiteSmoke to keep you on top.
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How to Write a Business Letter

published on 11-Oct-09 07:23
Creating the right image of yourself and your company is crucial for good business, and takes effort. The business letters you write are an essential part of this process, so make them professional and polished with WhiteSmoke's help. This comprehensive writing software covers every element of English writing, from English grammar and spelling to punctuation and text enrichment. When WhiteSmoke takes care of these details, you can focus on making the contacts and deals you need.
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How to Write a Book Review

published on 06-Oct-09 12:00
A good book review is not a book report. It does not summarize the book anymore than necessary to make its points. It does provide some summary, though, plus: an analysis of the book and a critique (a discussion of both strengths and weaknesses of the book). Often the book is placed into a larger context of other works--by the same author, on the same subject, or of the same type.
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How to Write a Book Report

published on 06-Oct-09 11:40
If you ever wondered about how to write a book report, you need to look no further than this page. WhiteSmoke writing software is happy to present you with the following guidelines for writing a book report, and offer you the best solution on the market for the actual writing, too.
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How to Write a Birthday Letter

published on 06-Oct-09 11:23
Birthdays are always a special time. It is an occasion where we celebrate the life of a friend or a loved one, and traditionally give presents and a birthday card. Sometimes, writing a letter might be a more appropriate way to wish someone a happy birthday than using an off-the-shelf birthday card. A birthday letter can be more personal and allow more room to express exactly what you want to say. So, if a dear friend or family member has a birthday coming up, consider writing a personal birthday letter as a special gift.
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How to Write a Biography

published on 06-Oct-09 11:08
If you have been wondering how to write a biography or need a biography lesson plan about how to teach a kid to write a biography, look at the following tips for how to do it.
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How to Thank Someone for Expressions of Sympathy

published on 06-Oct-09 10:37
At times of loss and grief, our friends and family often rally around us to show their support. This can be in the form of daily help with the house and kids, emotional support via telephone, or by sending sympathy letters and cards. In the face of all these expressions of sympathy and displays of care we may be moved to thank those who came to our aid. Here we will offer some basic tips for writing a thank you letter to those who have offered you expressions of sympathy.
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How to Thank Someone for a Business Meeting

published on 06-Oct-09 09:46
It is important in business to be ahead of your competitors. You can do this by marketing your products differently, providing outstanding customer service, or by having unbeatable prices. Any positive way to distinguish your business will increase your exposure, and improve your reputation amongst customers and suppliers alike. One way to stand out from the crowd is to make sure all your business communications are impeccable. Take any opportunity available to write personally to customers or suppliers, and over time you will be rewarded with a loyal customer base, and suppliers who take pleasure in doing business with you.
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How to Succeed in Small Business

published on 06-Oct-09 09:31
Succeeding in your own small business is hard work. Competition can be fierce, and securing credit can at times be difficult. As a small business owner, you need to be constantly on the look out for ways to differentiate your business from the competition. Focusing a little attention on your business communication can go a long way to improving the quality of your company image, helping to turn you into a small business success.
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How to Succeed in a Home Business

published on 06-Oct-09 09:15
Many people startup a home business as a lifestyle choice. The benefits of "being your own boss", and working at hours of your own choosing, are appealing. But that does not mean that running a home business is a stroll in the park. Overheads may be low, but so is your exposure to your target audiences. Most home businesses don't have anywhere near the credit resources or marketing prowess required to increase business opportunities. Instead, they grow purely on the hard work of their owners.
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How to Start a Small Business, and Why Good English Helps

published on 06-Oct-09 08:59
Starting a small business is a lot of hard work. You need a great idea, bucket loads of passion, good credit sources, and a strong will to succeed. Typically for a small business, you will be multitasking, taking care of management duties, product development, marketing, customer service and technical support, and so on. Small business success will depend on your abilities to balance these different roles in the early stages of your small business startup. Some of these tasks cannot be delegated to others, either due to limited resources, or the need for you to be heavily involved in the early developmental stages of the business. So, in the areas that you can get assistance, it makes sense to do so.
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How to Revise an Essay

published on 06-Oct-09 08:44
Revision is easier than ever with WhiteSmoke online writing software. The best writers revise. And they revise again. Then they revise yet again. So, given that professional writers revise, it would be wise for beginning and intermediate writers to revise, too. One Professor, when asked how students could improve their writing, said these three words: "Revise, revise, revise." It's such a common mantra for writers and artists, that a recent online search came up with over 16,000 hits for the phrase!
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How to Respond to a Job Advertisement

published on 06-Oct-09 08:17
You have found an advertisement for the job of your dreams. You know your qualifications match the job perfectly, but how do you make sure that you get the interview?
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How to Respond to a Complaint Letter

published on 06-Oct-09 08:03
It happens from time to time in business that a customer or supplier may write a complaint letter. Complaints obviously stem from less than desirable service or relations. Sometimes this can be due to error on the part of your company, for instance mistakes in making an order, or regular late payments to suppliers. At other times the fault may, in your opinion, rest with the customer or supplier. Whatever the case, remember the golden rule: the customer is always right, and use the complaint letter as a vehicle to improve customer relations, and improve your business.
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How to Respond Positively to Negative Feedback in Business

published on 05-Oct-09 12:42
In business communication, or any number of public relations activities, it is vital to learn how to respond positively to negative feedback. After all, any type of business feedback can help you improve the success of your business, and become a platform for better customer relations.
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How to Participate in the Stock Market with Better English

published on 05-Oct-09 12:11
When you play the stock market, you need to understand exactly what is going on. Whether you are buying or selling stocks, bonds, futures or international currencies, you need to be quick witted and have a good command of English, the international business language, to stay on top. You will be dealing with a plethora of information, and at times have to make quick decisions. When you send orders to your professional representative at a stock exchange for execution, you want to be sure there are no mistakes, or things that could be misinterpreted. Likewise, if you are a stock market professional, or a stock market blogger or journalist, it is of the utmost importance that you write clearly for a wide audience. A lack of clarity in your writing or advice could lead to misinterpretation of your intended meaning, having disastrous consequences for potential investors and your future reputation.
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How to Offer a Suggestion to a Customer

published on 05-Oct-09 11:01
Suggestions provide a platform for improving customer relations and for increasing your business. However, it is vitally important to approach the customer in a way that s/he will not feel pressured by the suggestion. The customer should not feel that the suggestion to consider a different good or service is a thinly veiled sales pitch.
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How to Market Your Software Successfully

published on 05-Oct-09 10:47
How you market your software products is the major factor in your success or failure as a software developer. This may seem an unfair reality to some, who would hope that the features and benefits of a software application would be enough to ensure success. The truth is, without a quality marketing strategy, your product will not reach the audience it requires for success. This can be a large obstacle for small startups with only a core development team, as English copywriting will be a task they simply "have to do", rather than something treated as intrinsically tied to the product's success. This would be a mistake, and this article seeks to show you why English grammar, spelling and writing style are vitally important.
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How to Market Real Estate Successfully on the Web

published on 05-Oct-09 10:29
The real estate industry has a reputation for being less than honest, and maintaining extortionate commissions. While this image has been established over many years of interaction between buyers, sellers, and real estate agents, the introduction of web-based marketing, and Web 2.0 networking to the world of real estate has brought with it great scope for change. The potential for a different type of interaction between agents, buyers and sellers can only be fully harnessed if agents can be accurate in their written English, and use it to their advantage.
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How to Give Professional Advice

published on 05-Oct-09 10:10
Writing a professional letter of advice for a colleague, friend or family member is a task that should not be taken lightly. In most cases, if someone approaches you for professional advice, it is because they have reached a point in their decision-making where they realize that they need help to make a sound decision. This means that your advice will be taken very seriously. Therefore, the first thing you should do before giving advice is to be sure that you are in a position to advise this person appropriately. Only when you are sure that you have something to offer, then you should start to write your letter giving professional advice.
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How to Give a Warning to an Employee

published on 05-Oct-09 09:49
If you have an employee whose work standards are below that which is acceptable, a written warning is an important step in creating a record of performance, and one that will hopefully serve as a springboard for improvement. If not, it creates an important document as evidence for the employee's dismissal. It is a document that you must exercise care with, though. You want your message to be clear and firm, but not taken out of proportion, or as an unwarranted attack. Presumably, you would like the employee to improve her/his performance and contribute to the company positively.
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How to Give a Personal Compliment

published on 05-Oct-09 09:40
At many times in life we receive the help of others, or see others give their help selflessly in the community. While such acts are not usually performed with the expectation of recognition or praise, sometimes we may feel moved to write a compliment letter acknowledging the person's actions. Here we will offer some general tips for writing a personal compliment letter so you can be sure your letter is received as intended.
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How to Find a Job in the USA

published on 05-Oct-09 09:07
Everyone wants to work in the USA. And, this dream can come closer to reality by paying attention to small details. Of course, the quality of your written English is one of them. Your search for a job in the USA will be more successful if you take this into account, and spend some time getting your English just right.
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How to Edit a Paper or Essay

published on 05-Oct-09 08:54
Good editing or proofreading skills are just as important to the success of an essay, paper or thesis as good writing skills. The editing stage is a chance to strengthen your arguments with a slightly more objective eye than while you are in the middle of writing.
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How to Create New Business Opportunities

published on 05-Oct-09 08:42
Businesses need to constantly seek new ways to expand and diversify their customer base in order to remain a viable option in a competitive market. New business opportunities can be found in many directions: strategic partnerships with other businesses, expanding your market over a larger geographical base, developing new products for niche markets, or promoting a strong web presence for your products and services. Whichever direction you go in to create new business opportunities, one thing is certain, without clear and communicative business writing, you will be limiting your chances for success before you even leave the starting block.
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How to Confirm a Business Meeting

published on 05-Oct-09 08:32
It can be easy to lose track of business appointments made, especially when they are agreed upon verbally. With this in mind, it is good practice to send a small written confirmation to the person you have a business meeting with, or to their secretary if they have one. You want this written confirmation to contain the details of the agreed upon appointment, and also to reference the conversation in which the appointment was made. It is vital that you make the confirmation letter brief, with no supplementary details - save those for the actual meeting. It is also essential for your image as a professional that your English writing features perfect grammar, spelling and punctuation.
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How to Compliment an Employee

published on 05-Oct-09 07:13
The success of your business relies in no small part on your workplace communication skills. Employees appreciate being complimented on a job well done, and a short compliment letter or email can go a long way in making them feel an essential part of the business. The more effective your workplace communication skills, the happier your employees will be, and the better you will be able to deliver your goods or services to customers.
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How to Cancel a Reservation

published on 05-Oct-09 07:05
Researching a holiday and making travel reservations has never been easier. Online reservation forms make hotel, flight or car bookings a breeze, even for overseas travel. However, travel itineraries can change and we may have to cancel a reservation. If this is the case, it is important to use clear and direct language in your cancellation letter so the details are not confusing. This is all the more important when dealing with overseas reservations, where the recipient may speak English only as a second or even third language. Good communication will ensure you do not pay unnecessary charges due to misinformation.
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How to Avoid Informal Writing

published on 05-Oct-09 06:55
Informal writing, or colloquial writing, is writing that is generally derived from relaxed, everyday speech. Informal writing often has grammatical errors, and spelling that derives from speech but is nevertheless incorrect. With the new communication channels on the Internet, a whole new range of informal writing has emerged ("U", "b4", "FWIW"). All these stylistic twists on the English language, from "tonite" to "l8r", should be avoided in formal writing.
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How to Apply for Study Abroad

published on 04-Oct-09 12:49
Study abroad programs provide challenging and awarding experiences. Study at a foreign university is an opportunity to enrich your life experience in ways that benefit both your personal growth and future career prospects. However, competition for placement abroad can be tough ? whether you are applying through your own university's study abroad programs, or are directly applying to the foreign university of your choice, your application will need to be impressive. Aside from providing an academic record, you will probably need to write an application letter or essay, and here you cannot afford any mistakes ? it must be perfect.
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How to Apply for Credit

published on 04-Oct-09 12:36
When applying for a loan or applying for credit, you have a multitude of options at your disposal. Do you need a broker or a lender? ARM, graduated mortgage, balloon loans, jumbo loans, reverse mortgage ? where should you even start? There is also the issue of whether you use one of the standard lending institutions in your locality, or any one of the new online lenders vying for your dollar. Whether you are applying for a car loan, a business loan, a personal loan or a mortgage, it is important to assess all the options available to you carefully, to ensure you get the best deal for your needs.
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How to Apply for a Job in IT

published on 04-Oct-09 12:24
IT is possibly the most dynamic and exciting industry today. Consequently, more and more people are seeking jobs in IT, either by moving to IT from a different field of expertise, or climbing the ladder from within the IT industry itself. In such a competitive market, your IT job search needs to be conducted with great attention to detail ? the small things can make all the difference in landing a great job with a company you believe in. One of the most fundamental things to attend to is your communication ? particularly your written English.
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How to Apply for a Work Abroad Visa

published on 04-Oct-09 12:08
Working abroad can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Living and working in a foreign country is an opportunity to enrich your life experience in ways that benefit both your personal growth and your future career prospects. However, competition for placement abroad can be tough. Some countries do not accept foreign workers at all, while others have an extensive visa application procedure. There are also work abroad programs that are run by international companies and other organizations.
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How to Announce Online Ordering

published on 04-Oct-09 11:57
Many businesses are seeking to expand their customer base through a range of e commerce solutions. An important first step is designing an easily navigable website for existing and potential customers to visit. An online ordering system will be an essential part of your website if you want to take full advantage of the web as a part of your business. Once you have your online ordering setup, you need to inform your existing customer base. A short but informative mail to your customers announcing the new service is essential. As many customers will be happy with their current way of ordering your products, you will need to demonstrate to them the benefits of ordering online.
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How to Announce a New Product

published on 04-Oct-09 11:10
In these days of aggressive marketing practices you want to make sure your new product gets the attention it deserves. Announcing your product is an important phase of the marketing process, and should be conducted with thorough attention to detail to ensure maximum product exposure. A successful product launch makes a great deal of difference to the long-term success of your product. You need to consider which medium will be best suited to reach your target audience: press releases, blog marketing, email marketing, or advertising in national and local printed press?
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How to Announce a Change in Policy

published on 04-Oct-09 10:54
Announcing a change in company policy can be a big move, but is often necessary in order to increase production and profitability. For your employees, it might mean a change in work routines, and for some customers it could mean higher prices or reduced supplies. With this in mind, you should think out all possible repercussions as part of the decision-making process, and consider a well worded announcement letter to your existing customer base.
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How to Accept a Formal Invitation

published on 04-Oct-09 10:37
In accepting a formal invitation, it is important to respond appropriately. An invite to the wedding of your best friend's child, or the graduation ceremony of a family member, for example, requires an acceptance letter that is both formal and succinct. Of course, correct English grammar with perfect punctuation and spelling is essential, and that is where you can rely on WhiteSmoke Writing Software to correct your English writing. By offering a grammar checker, a spelling checker, a thesaurus and a dictionary in a practical interface that integrates seamlessly with your word processor, WhiteSmoke guarantees that your acceptance letter will mark the occasion with style.
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How to Write a Legal Document

published on 01-Sep-09 12:34
Writing a legal document needn't be a difficult or overwhelming experience. Many legal documents, for instance living trusts, power of attorney documents, wills, and divorce documents - can at least be partially written before bringing in a lawyer, and this can save significantly on some legal expenses. In fact, while there are some special tips to keep in mind for legal writing, the same fundamentals rules for clarity and consistency apply as in all other fields of writing. You must organize your ideas coherently, write your text with a logical flow, and have good editing skills.
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How to Write a Will

published on 01-Sep-09 12:32
A will gives information about the transfer of property, ornaments or land from the testator (the person making the will) to his beneficiaries after his/her death. Everyone needs a will to ensure their assets are distributed amongst family and friends according to their wishes, so it is important to make sure a will is clear and not liable to misinterpretation. All testators have the option of framing their own will, or acquiring the services of a legal professional. What is important is that the testator's objectives are clear before the writing begins. Below we will offer some tips to consider when writing a will.
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How to Write a Living Will

published on 01-Sep-09 12:27
A living will is a legal document that allows you to exercise your right to decide what will happen to you at a time of critical illness or imminent death. If you want to choose in advance whether or not to be placed on life support, or what will happen to you if a coma becomes permanent, then a living will gives you the opportunity to state your wishes legally. A living will can also be used to appoint a friend or a family member as the person to make all important health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. The person who makes a living will is known as the testator.
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How to Write a Letter of Apology

published on 01-Sep-09 12:24
Learn how to write a letter of apology the right way - formal, business and personal apology letter guide, and a sample apology letter that you can use.
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How to Prepare a Presentation

published on 01-Sep-09 12:21
Successful oral communication is an important skill in the business and academic world. These easy steps are an introductory guide to use when preparing a talk. The principles should be applied whenever you are making a public presentation, whether it's a conference presentation, a job talk, or a seminar.
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How to Write a Guardianship Paper

published on 01-Sep-09 12:17
Establishing guardianship can be complicated. Guardianship papers are legal documents which are filed when, for any number of reasons, you want to take a child into your guardianship. The papers have to be filed at a local court, and a court investigator will be appointed to interview you and the child, and possibly the child's parents if they are available. Any attempt for guardianship of a child will require the written consent of the child's parents, and other close family members may contest your application, unless the court deems the guardianship in the child's best interests.
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How to Write a Conclusion

published on 24-Aug-09 14:54
Most writers have trouble writing a good conclusion paragraph. Find out how to write a good conclusion paragraph. Use WhiteSmoke Writer to make it perfect.
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How to Write an Introduction

published on 24-Aug-09 14:51
How to write an introduction paragraph? What to write for a good introductory paragraph? Writing an intro with WhiteSmoke's online tool is easy and free. Try it!
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How to Use Paragraph Transitions

published on 24-Aug-09 14:49
Proper paragraph transitions are as important as grammar and spelling in an essay. Join us to learn how to use transition words between paragraphs the right way.
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How to Write a Letter of Complaint

published on 10-Aug-09 15:06
Letters of complaint require a professional presentation. Legitimate complaints cannot elicit a sympathetic response if the recipient does not understand the complaint. It is important write the letter when emotions have calmed down. A clear and concise letter presenting our grievances will maximize the chances of receiving successful redress.
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How to Write a Letter of Appreciation

published on 06-Aug-09 17:03
People who care about us are always doing little random acts of kindness for our benefit. Sadly, in the pressure of the “busyness” of life, we often fail to take the time to properly thank them. Writing a well-drafted letter of appreciation is one way to assure that our friends and acquaintances know that we appreciate the many ways in which they enrich our life.
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How to Write a Letter of Encouragement

published on 06-Aug-09 16:34
How to write a letter of encouragement tutorial with samples - Write either business or personal encouragement letters. Perfect them with WhiteSmoke's writing tools
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How to Ruin Your Writing Without Even Trying

published on 06-Aug-09 15:33
Everyone makes typos; they're an inevitable part of the writing process -- especially rushed writing. Find out just how "dangerous" typos can be, and ways to correct them.
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How to Write a Letter of Cancellation

published on 06-Aug-09 14:58
Letters of cancellation are generally classified as business correspondence. As such, we want to be very specific as to what we say in them. Because we want to leave no room for misunderstanding, it is important to state our case concisely and clearly.
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How to Write a Paragraph

published on 06-Aug-09 13:11
Paragraph writing remains one of the most important parts of writing.The paragraph serves as a container for each of the ideas of an essay or other piece of writing. Paragraphs are versatile and can take many forms that strengthen your writing, provide variety for readers, and help readers to organize the ideas you present. Read more in this article on writing paragraphs.
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