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Direct and indirect patterns in communication

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Directions: For this assignment, you will write two messages.

First write an email to an instructor inviting him/her to speak at your civic club's next meeting. Provide as much detail as you might need to make your message complete. Because this is a routine request, you will use the direct pattern. Next, use the indirect pattern to write a reply from your instructor declining the invitation.

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Dear Professor,

I am a member of the local Community Club. As a board member, it is my position to find speakers for our monthly meetings and I would like to extend an invitation to you to speak at our February meeting. Your knowledge of the local history is admirable. I have found your lectures to be engaging and fun and I believe you can bring this same style to our meeting. A number of our members ...

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This solution provides an example of direct pattern communication and indirect pattern communication.