What is a Letter?

Look at the picture below. What do you see?

If your answer to the above question is an e-mail, you are absolutely right.  You used this type of communication tool when you started registering for the ABLE Program. E-mail or short for electronic mail, is often used for various transactions requiring the need for world wide web service.  E-mail is used to communicate to a person who is hard to reach via telephone and is also used to send electronic data such as spreadsheet, documents, photos, and even videos. This is also used to send information to a number of people at a time.  Now, e-mail has become the most convenient and fastest way of sending documents and files to anyone in the world who is a thousand miles away in just a few minutes with just one click.
However, regardless of the more popular methods of communication such as e-mail and other social media exchanges like facebook and twitter, letters remain the most formal and legal type of written communication.
What is a letter then?
A letter is a written message from one party to another containing information. It promotes the preservation of communication between both parties; they may bring friends or relatives closer together, enrich professional relationships, provide a means of self-expression and keep people updated on the latest events that happen. Letters contribute to the protection and conservation of literacy.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_(message)

There are numerous amounts of letters out there that you have to deal with as you go along with your daily life, either you write or receive one and they serve different purposes. Always remember that the main purpose of all letters is to communicate and inform and the three most important letters that you have to learn as you are headed to being an entrepreneur are the Professional Letters, the Business Letters, and the Memorandum.


Before we proceed with our discussion on the types of letter, let us first get acquainted with the parts of a letter. Please proceed to the next page.
Last modified: Thursday, 8 September 2016, 2:43 AM