Communicating Via Email

Event Date: January 24, 2020
Hosted By: Graduate Education
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: Purdue Graduate Student Center
Contact Name: Joanne Lax
Contact Phone: 765-494-0621
Contact Email:
Open To: Engineering graduate students and post-docs
Priority: No
School or Program: College of Engineering
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Although many students prefer texting, email is still the prevalent form of communication on campus and in industry. Writing email is more complicated than it appears and often causes miscommunication.  To write effective emails, writers need to consider the target audience and purpose of the email, among other aspects.  This one-session workshop will cover email language issues such as tone and appropriate salutations and closings, and other issues such as the responsible use of the medium.