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7.4: Exercises

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    • Carol Burnell, Jaime Wood, Monique Babin, Susan Pesznecker, and Nicole Rosevear
    • Faculty at Clackamas Community & Portland State University
    • Sourced from OpenOregon

    pencil_white_bkgr.pngReady to practice writing for specific audiences? Below you’ll find eight pictures of people with some information about each person included. Choose two people to write letters to. The purpose of your letter writing is to ask these people to give you $100. Please follow these two rules: you cannot say you will pay the money back, because you won’t. You’re not asking for a loan. Also, you cannot lie or exaggerate about why you need the $100. Think of a real reason. We could all use $100, after all! With these parameters in mind, how will you manage to persuade these people to give you the money?

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    Jeremiah is the director of a non-profit organization that helps homeless youth get an education. He is thirty-three and is married with three small children. In his free time, Jeremiah enjoys practicing karate, hiking with his wife and kids, and reading historical fiction.
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    Photo Credits
    Figure 1: “Listening at a conference” by BMA is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
    Figure 2: “Barka Fabianova” by Cordella Hagmann is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
    Figure 3: “Slongood” by bidding is licensed under CC BY 2.0
    Figure 4: “Expert Infantry” by DM-ST-86-05538 is licensed under CC BY 2.0
    Figure 5: “The Grandfather” by Xavez is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
    Figure 6: “New Mother New Baby” by Satoshi Ohki is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
    Figure 7: “Construction Worker” by Sascha Kohlmann is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
    Figure 8: “Waiting to Speak” by The BMA is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0