For those who insist that email is a dying platform, take a look at these statistics. In 2017, 269 billion emails were sent and received each day (Statistia). Almost 4 billion individuals use email on a regular basis. The age group with largest potential of increased email use is Generation Z - today's teens and young adults (Statistia).
What does this mean? Plain and simple, our students need instruction about email. Check out the tips below for some essentials regarding email etiquette and management.
EMAIL ETIQUETTE - These essential guidelines are easy for students to remember and will help make emails more professional.
- Include a Specific Subject
- Add an Appropriate Greeting
- Keep Message Brief and Polite
- Sign Off with Your Name (consider adding a signature to your email so it always appears on outgoing messages)
The Purdue OWL has some tips specifically for students regarding email etiquette.
EMAIL MANAGEMENT - These are tips I've found to be especially helpful in keeping my inbox organized and clutter free.
- Take Action
- Delete the Junk
- Reply if Necessary
- Archive if You May Need it Later
- Unsubscribe to Unnecessary Notifications (social media, newsletters, retailers, etc.)
- Use Gmail Labels and Filters