In-Class Email Exercise

Create a Google Docs document. Share it with your partner.

Copy and paste the following questions in the Google Docs document.

Answer the questions using the websites A Beginner's Guide to Effective Email , Email on Wikipedia and 101 Email Etiquette Tips.

  1. What limitations does email have over face-to-face conversations?
  2. What are the main email headers?
  3. What should be in the subject line?
  4. What is the difference between bcc and cc? Give an example of when you should use each.
  5. When should you use fancy (HTML) text and when should you send plain text?
  6. What precautions should be taken when sending attachments?
  7. What precautions should be taken when opening attachments?
  8. When emailing a potential employer, what extra considerations should you take?
  9. What are 8 rules of email etiquette?
  10. What is flaming? Should you do it?