CO2 Dragster Part 1 (Business/Sponsorship Letter)
Name: _____________________ Period: ___ Gr. ___ Total Points: ___/50
Design Brief: Independently write a business letter to a company asking for money to
sponsor your team's car (imagine that it is a real dragster that you race in real competitions)
*Apply the follow technological process (Problem solving steps) below in solving the
problem/design brief Check off the boxes & fill in the lines as you complete this form!
1. Identify the problem
Underline the problem as stated above
2. Explore ideas and in formation
Gather information about what real dragsters look like and what sponsors they use
from professional profiles (teacher has copies) & Internet Links (WWMS Ind. Tech.
Look at the criteria below for your business letter 9-7-99
3. Select the best idea and create it Coco-Cola Company
Produce a product (Business letter) using a Word 45 Sprite Lane
Processing program. Atlanta, GA 30313 (2 spaces
Start your rough draft after state)
Check to see that all criteria are met SPACE
Run Spell Check when finished with your Dear Mr. Lehman:
CRITERIA: Business Letter Format: (Single Spaced) Paragraph 1: Introduction
Everything is lined up on the left ( see criteria)
Date (top left, leave a space) SPACE
Business name (Use a real company) Paragraph 2: Why should your
Business Address (Use the real city & state if team get the sponsorship?
possible) use 2 letter code for state i.e. MN) SPACE
Paragraph 3: What will the
Greeting (Dear Mr. Lehman:) sponsor get out of the deal?
Body (can be single or 1 1/2 spaced) SPACE
Closing Sincerely, Leave four spaces under the Paragraph 4: Closing (criteria)
closing and type your name and title (Joe Doe, SPACE
Jenny Jones (typed name)
Driver (job title)
Paragraph #1: Introduction
Who are you? Identify yourself as the driver of the team.
What is your team's name? What were you called before your sponsor agreed to
Why are you writing to them? Ask for a certain amount of money, say what the
money will be used for. Justify the amount you are asking for.
Paragraph #2: 3-4 sentences answering: Why should your team get the
Give information the company would need to make this decision. You can make up
information about your racing career that would convince the company that you would
be a good investment.
Paragraph #3 3-4 sentences answering: What will the sponsor get out of
Be creative, what will you do for them? How will you advertise for them, be specific.
Paragraph #4 Closing How/where will you meet to discuss your offer?
Ask them to meet you at a specific time & location, let them know that you will call to
confirm the meeting or how they can get in contact with you.
Thank them for reading your letter.
Add a catchy slogan for the company to help remember you by.
4. Test (present the business letter to parents) and evaluate the results
Have your parent(s) proof read and evaluate your letter based on the criteria above,
make the changes suggested.
Fill out student feedback and turn in finished letter with this form
I have proofread my child's business letter ____________________________
50-45 pts. E = Excellent (went beyond the criteria)
44-40 pts. G= good (did some things beyond criteria)
39-35 pts. S = Satisfactory (met all criteria)
Below 35 pts N Needs Improvement (did not meet all the criteria)
-1 for late work
***Student Self Evaluation _______ / 50pts. (Circle the E, S, or N below)
Teacher evaluation _______ / 50pts.
S N Format: Used correct spacing in the letter, everything is lined up on the left
spelling was checked and parents proofread work.
E G S N Paragraph #1: Introduction:
Who are you (job title-driver) & team's name,
Why are you writing to them? (asked for $, stated what it will be used for)
E G S N Paragraph #2: included: 3-4 sentences answering:
Why should your team get the sponsorship?
Gave information the company would need to make their decision (convince them that
you would be a good investment).
E G S N Paragraph #3: included: 3-4 sentences answering:
What will the sponsor get out of the deal?
Be creative what will you do for them? How will you advertise for them? Be specific.
E G S N Paragraph # 4 included: Closing
How/where will you meet to discuss your offer? (List a specific time & location)
Thanked them for reading your letter.
Added a catchy slogan for the company to help remember you by.