Computer-Mediated Communication

Before completing this assignment please research “how to write a professional email”.  Remember, an email is basically an old school letter, but sent electronically. 

 

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Although texting may be how we communicate primarily with family and friends, in the professional environment, 87% of workers perceive email to be the key form of within their workplace.Shamkova, Irina. “How Technology Is Redefining the Workplace, Workday, and Workforce.” 

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Intermedia’s Business Cloud Blog, Intermedia, 9 May 2018,    www.intermedia.net/report/ucaasworkplace2018. Accessed 8 January, 2019. This study was commissioned by Intermedia and delivered by Branded Research Inc., an independent market research organization

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Part one Our culture has given us mixed messages about how to communicate with CMC (computer-mediated communication).  Some of us have either never been taught or we have lost a sense of professionalism. Students are often informal in their academic communication with professors. 

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Therefore, professors need to know that students understand how to CORRECTLY/PROFESSIONALLY, FORMALLY email a professor, dean, potential employer, boss or CEO of their own company. Write a formal, MLA 8th edition source citation for the resource where you found the information for writing a formal email.

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(Please include accessed dates and URLs on electronic sources)Write both a subject line and a formal email to a professor, dean, boss, or company CEO including Clear subject line (typically 7 words or less)Respectful salutation (select more formal than less formal)

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Message content or request (include any relevant due dates or deadlines); keep it specific to the issue. Review for grammatical or spelling errors (no “texting” shortcuts ie “wbu”, “lol” etc)End with a formal, complimentary closing statement Use a full signature Your posting should be between 250-400 words. (If students are challenged meeting the word count – make the body of the email longer/add more content or description of a specific issue.)

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