Writing and Sending E-mails Worksheets To Print:
Formal Correspondence - One reason to write a formal e-mail is to make a suggestion or recommendation
to an organization. Writing down the information you wish to communicate not
only establishes a record of the communication, it also gives the recipient
something to refer back to when responding to you, so that they can ensure
that no points have been overlooked.
The Business - People frequently use e-mail to communicate in business. This means
that in a business setting, you should use the same formal style to
compose an e-mail that you would use to create a typed business letter.
Parts of Communication - Study the diagram below. Then
write the letter of what belongs in each space, choosing from the
lettered parts provided.
Writing Informally - In the space below, write an informal e-mail to
someone that you know. Complete the To, From, and Subject lines,
and be sure to include a greeting, a closing, and a signature line.
Replying - Read the message that Sarah wrote to Jane. Then write Jane’s reply.
This Weekend - Write an message to your friend about what you did this past weekend.
Pick a Topic
- Formal letters follow a standard format and use formal language.
Practice writing a formal e-mail by choosing from one of the topics below.
- Think back on a time when you have been disappointed by a
product or a service. What was the product or service?
Exchanging Friendly Thoughts
- Imagine that a friend of yours has arranged an e-mail introduction to someone
they think that you ought to meet.
The Virtual Introduction - When making an introduction via e-mail, you should be clear who
you are introducing, to whom, and why. You should also indicate
what you expect to come of the introduction.
Give Me an Example
- We will explore the anatomy of all these messages we have been creating.
My Trip - Write a message to a friend about
a trip you have taken recently.