Let’s evaluate postscripts (aka the “P. S.”) in some letters. In Exercise 10.4 on page 331, evaluate the four postscripts in the assignment and send your assessments to me.
Will they motivate readers to read the whole message if readers turn to them first? Do they create a strong ending for those who have already read the message?
“10.4 Evaluating P.S.’s
Evaluate the following postscripts. Will they motivate readers to read the whole message if readers turn to them first? Do they create a strong ending for those who have already read the message?
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