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Administrative Writing: Memos and Letters

Administrative Writing    
Format Spiral-bound
Catalogue No. SC83-99/5000-1101E
Pages 146
Language English only
Price $24.95
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Produced by the Public Service Commission of Canada.
Published by Canadian Government Publishing, 1986, Reprinted 2003.


Administrative Writing teaches wording, organization, and style. It is a practical manual and reference for writing memos and letters and is part of the Public Service Commission's English-as-a-Second-Language program of the. Some practice is provided on addresses, formats, abbreviations, etc., but the major focus is on the discourse of administrative correspondence.

The objectives are:
  • to develop word-order skills
  • to develop a functional repertoire of appropriate writing gambits
  • to develop self-editing and rewriting skills
  • to provide wide-ranging memos and letter writing activities
Administrative Writing is intended for classroom use but may also be useful for independent study.

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