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The cover letter is redundant

Why do we ask people to write it?

David Gane
David Gane

Right now, I can ask ChatGPT to write me a cover letter for a job, a high school essay about the themes in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and a blog post about air condition units in the style of Haruki Murakami.

And it'll do a decent enough job of all of it.

So if it can do all that, does any of it have meaning or purpose anymore?

Writing is a valuable way to communicate, think, and express oneself, but we need to re-examine why we ask others to do it and remind them why it's still important.

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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.