Writing effective email: Top 10 email tips

This is a clear and concise guide to writing email which includes a 'top ten tips' to effective email writing.


  • Write a meaningful subject line.
  • Keep the message focused.
  • Avoid attachments.
  • Identify yourself clearly.
  • Be kind. Don’t flame.
  • Proofread.
  • Don’t assume privacy.
  • Distinguish between formal and informal situations.
  • Respond Promptly.
  • Show Respect and Restraint


Jerz, D., & Bauer, J. (2019, December 18). Email Tips: Top 10 Strategies for Writing Effective Email. Retrieved from http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/e-text/email/

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