# 7.4: Exercises

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

Ready 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. Figure 8

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