How to write a letter to the editor Letters to the editor are an effective way to let people know what you think and reach a large audience at the same time.
Often, readers of newspapers write a letter to the editor to comment on an article. A letter to the editor can agree or disagree with the author of the original text, or simply inform others of your thoughts. Often it is an important topic that people want to speak about.
Usually letters to the editor are short and no longer than 200-300 words.
Before writing What’s your reason to write a letter to the editor? Influence the public’s opinion Give a large audience your point of view on the topic Educational purposes Inform others of your purpose and attract attention Advocate your cause Note down important points and facts from the text you are reacting to. Think about other ideas to the topic that will come in handy. While writing Introduction Start with Sir, Madam or to the editor. Concentrate on the point you are trying to make, give your key point and leave out unnecessary politenesses. At the beginning, give the name of the article you are referring to. Explain the reason you are writing this letter (decide beforehand). Grab the reader’s attention at the beginning and make them want to read more. Main Part Stick to the most important point(s) and be quick and concise. Follow a clear line of argumentation. Mention some aspects of the article and discuss these. Show the problem and consequences. If possible, make a relevant connection to the present. Give your own argument that supports your opinion. Support your arguments with examples and evidence. Use plain and formal language that is easy to understand. Conclusion: End with a final statement. Summarize your opinion and hope for the future. Sign the letter with your full name. State .....[read full text]