Email Etiquette for Students

What's the best way to discuss a problem or concern with a professor? Using a helpful PowerPoint, scholars learn how to use e-mail to communicate effectively with their instructors. They discover good and bad e-mail topics, appropriate tone, and how to include attachments. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners write sample e-mails using the guidelines from the PowerPoint
  • Provide small groups with scenarios and have them discuss whether e-mail or face-to-face communication is ideal for each situation 
Classroom Considerations

  • Audience is primarily college students, but it's easy to adapt for other levels

  • Effectively organized with bullet points and bold headings
  • Uses clear and concise language

  • Text-heavy with no images and few specific examples 
Common Core