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[letter]Divide Your Letters Into Short Sections


Headings will help you keep your sections short, especially if your headings are very specific. Look at your letter when it's completed. If you see sections that are too long, check to see if everything in that section belongs under your heading. If not, it usually means that either your heading is too general or you've chunked information under a heading that does not belong there.



HEADING TOO GENERAL

BREAK IT INTO TWO SECTIONS

Helpful Headings

Headings are helpful because they guide a reader to find information. They are also helpful because they help the writer to organize. Headings come in several types including topic, statement, and questions. All of these headings help outline the document for both the reader and writer. An example of a topic heading is "Benefit Information." And example of a statement is . . .


Some of the Information Under the Heading Does Not Belong
What are the Types of Headings?

Headings are helpful because they guide a reader to find information. They are also helpful because they help the writer to organize. Headings come in several types including--

  • topic
  • statement
  • questions

All of these headings help outline the document for the reader and writer. An example of a statement heading is . . .

Why are Headings Helpful?

Headings are helpful because they guide a reader to find information. They are also helpful because they help the writer to organize. Headings help outline the document for both the reader and writer.

Headings come in several types including--

  • topic
  • statement
  • questions

An example of a topic heading is "Benefit Information." An example of a statement heading is . . .

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