Thursday, September 25, 2014

Writing an Effective Email Message

Looking for guidance on how to write better emails? There are many guides available online, including guides on how students should email a college professor. Here is a general guide that I found helpful:

Email Tips: Top 10 Strategies for Writing Effective Email

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Some professionals get scores of emails a day. Follow these email etiquette tips in order to give your recipients the information they need, so they can act on your message.
Jessica Bauer and Dennis G. Jerz
Writing Effective Email: Top 10 Tips
  1. Write a meaningful subject line.
  2. Keep the message focused.
  3. Avoid attachments.
  4. Identify yourself clearly.
  5. Be kind — don’t flame.
  6. Proofread.
  7. Don’t assume privacy.
  8. Distinguish between formal and informal situations.
  9. Respond Promptly.
  10. Show Respect and Restraint.

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