How to Write an Email

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Introduction Emails are increasingly becoming the most widely used form of communication. The relevance of developing effective email writing skills cannot therefore be overstated. Personally, I have over time sharpened my email writing skills so as to ensure that the emails I send out are not misunderstood. In addition to ensuring that an email's subject line is meaningful and keeping the body of the message focused, I always try to draw a clear line between formal and informal situations when drafting emails. How to Write an Email Without an effective subject line, the receiver of an email may not develop particular interest in the said email. This is more so the case given that email has to compete for attention with numerous other emails in the receiver's inbox. For this reason, I always ensure that whatever I include in the subject line is not vague. Stack (2011) also warns against leaving the subject field blank. This way, a busy professional can easily be convinced that the email is worthy of immediate attention. The body of the message should also be kept focused. An email that is overly detailed or poorly organized is likely to overburden the receiver with unnecessary information. For this reason, I always keep my emails brief and focused. This I do by leaving out unnecessary info. I also ensure that the emails I send are well-organized. The relevance of distinguishing informal and formal situations cannot also be overstated. An email inviting friends to a
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