September – December 2023 Business Email Writing

Business & Finance

Written AssignmentPersuasive Email Based on Newspaper ArticleOverview:Choose a political issue from a recent news story (e.g. Wall Street Journal, New York Times,, which you think will have the greatest impact on business in the coming year. Write an email (limit 300 words) to your boss at ABC Consulting in which you:Summarize the article in your own wordsProperly cite the article when summarizingPersuade your boss that this political issue is going to have the greatest impact on business in the coming yearClose with a “call to action”, i.e. what do you want (i.e. a meeting,  permission to delve further, to present at a meeting etc.)Objectives:To summarize a document with the intent of using it to persuade someone to take actionTo persuade by using summary as evidence that action should be takenTo close with an “ask” that is clear and actionableDeliverable:One email written to the boss of no more than 300 hundred words and no less than 200 wordsCopy of the article uploaded with the email or a link referenced inside the emailUse email formatting  (see below but do not type in the box. )

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