Any punctuation or italics which are required for independent reasons should be used normally; this includes a question mark at the end if the title is a question.
If there is a subtitle, a colon should be placed at the end of the title proper; unless the title and the subtitle are both very short, it is best to use two lines.
In a work which is very short (no more than five or six pages), it is rarely necessary to divide the work into sections.
Longer works, however, are usually best divided into sections which are at least named and possibly also numbered; numbers are recommended if there are more than two or three sections.
Letters were a way to practice critical reading, self-expressive writing, polemical writing and also exchange ideas with like-minded others.
For some people, letters were seen as a written performance.However, in 2008, Janet Barrett from the UK, received a RSVP to a party invitation addressed to 'Percy Bateman', from 'Buffy', originally posted on 29 November 1919.It had taken 89 years to be delivered by the Royal Mail.At the telegraph office closest to the destination, the signal was converted back into writing on paper and delivered to the recipient.The next step was the telex which avoided the need for local delivery.Due to the timelessness and universality of letter writing, there is a wealth of letters and instructional materials (for example, manuals, as in the medieval ars dictaminis) on letter writing throughout history.The study of letter writing usually involves both the study of rhetoric and grammar.For others, it was not only seen as a performance but also as a way of communication and a method of gaining feedback. Archives of correspondence, whether for personal, diplomatic, or business reasons, serve as primary sources for historians.At certain times, the writing of letters was thought to be an art form and a genre of literature, for instance in Byzantine epistolography.As communication technology has diversified, posted letters have become less important as a routine form of communication.For example, the development of the telegraph drastically shortened the time taken to send a communication, by sending it between distant points as an electrical signal.