Writing Across the Social Sciences

Email and Electronic Communication

All aspects of communication in writing are important in the academic world...including the writing that you do when you are sending emails to your instructor, to institutional staff, and to other students.

Another common method of communicating in college is through assigned discussion boards in online classes.

For both of these instances you need to abide by specific guidelines, communicate clearly and accurately, and at all times be respectful.


Email Etiquette for Students
Download this PowerPoint file from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). Be sure to read all the notes that are included in the presentation! You will need MS PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer to view this file