You are taking a course at a local college. The deadline for your project was last week but you haven't finished it. Write a letter to your lecturer. In your letter: - introduce yourself - explain why you haven't handed in the project yet - request more time to do it.

Dear Mr. Anderson, My name is Mark, and I am one of your first-year students in the modern history class. I am writing to explain some reasons for the delay
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my project results and ask for extra time to finish my study. You asked us to find a meaningful event in the history of our town, and I opted for
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the Big
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Boston Fire in 1964. I started with the Internet resources but later realized, that it could be possible to find some real witnesses of that event. I have managed to
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one, and we are having
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on Friday next week. I want to make my study as well-rounded as possible and ask you to
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the deadline of the project
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2 weeks. I will use
time to handle an interview and prepare a wonderful presentation. I promise
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you will be satisfied. I am looking forward to your decision. Yours sincerely, Mark Potter
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task response
Provide more specific reasons for the delay of the project and how it relates to the request for an extension.
coherence cohesion
Use a clearer structure for the explanation of reasons and the request for an extension to improve coherence and cohesion.
lexical resource
Expand the range of vocabulary used to express the reasons and the request for an extension.
grammatical range
Use a wider variety of complex sentence structures to demonstrate grammatical range.

Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately

Linking words are very important in your essay.

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Almost every sentence in your essay should have a linking word of some sort.

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  • moreover
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  • despite

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