Purdue University Online Writing Lab: "Cover Letter Workshop"
Read the headings on the webpage titled "What Is the Purpose of the Cover Letter?" and "Learning about the Job." Some of this information will serve as a review of information you have already seen in your course readings so far.
Next, click on the light orange tab on the left side of the page, titled "What To Include," and read the information under the headings titled "How To Relate your Experience to the Job Advertisement," "Deciding which Qualifications To Include," and "Afraid of Not Meeting the Requirements?"
Finally, click on the light orange tab on the left side of the page titled "Formatting and Organization," and read the information under the headings titled "Formatting Your Cover Letter," "Organizing Your Cover Letter," "Addressing Your Cover Letter," "The Introduction," "The Argument," "The Closing," and "Before You Send the Cover Letter." Be sure to carefully review the cover letter example provided at the bottom of this webpage.
Note that, although these resources echo the information you have read in the College Success textbook, these points are organized differently and often go into much greater detail than the textbook. You may want to bookmark this webpage, as it may prove very useful to you in your long-term college experience.